Early Times Report
SRINAGAR, Apr 17: Pro- Hizbul Mujahideen slogans resonated duri ng prorests in Kashmir University today as students protested against use of force by the police on the students of Government Degree College, Pulwama on Saturday.
The pro- Hizb slogans were raised in presence of a senior official of the varsity. Reports said that scores of students of University of Kashmir assembled near Department of Economics and carried a march inside the campus of the varsity. The protesting students were raising slogans while demanding justice for the students who were injured in the action of police and security forces at Degree College, Pulwama.
The students belonging to various departments of the varsity were carrying banners in their hands. The students were accompanied by the Proctor of the university all along the march. The students raised slogans in favour of militant organization Hizbul Mujahideen. The university official did not stop the students from raising slogans in favour of militant organization.
The students tried their best to come out of the campus and carry out protest demonstration on the main road. However, the timely intervention of the authorities ensured that the law & order situation does not go out of hand. As such the students carried out the march within the campus and dispersed later on.
It would be in place to mention here that Kashmir University Students Union (KUSU) had asked the students to carry out protests against the action of security forces on college students of Degree College Pulwama. Heeding to the call of KUSU the university students carried out protest
arch within the campus of the university.
Pro-Hizbul Mujahideen slogans were raised in Kashmir University today as students across Kashmir registered protest.
At the same time students of various degree colleges of the Kashmir valley clashed with police and security forces. Protests turned out to be intense at Sri Pratap College and Government College of Women in the summer capital and also at the other colleges of the valley. These include degree colleges of Kulgam, Shopian, Sopore, Budgam and Ganderbal.
The district administration of Pulwama had already announced closure of the Government Degree College, Pulwama. Scores of students were injured in the police action at the various places in the valley. During the clashes Station House Officer of Kothi Bagh Police Station also got injured. Some of the female students stopped the flow of traffic on the Maulana Azad Road here and carried out protests as well.
A spokesman of Jammu & Kashmir Police said that students of different colleges protested at some places in Kashmir Valley. While at most of the places the students protested inside their college premises, at few places in Srinagar, Pulwama, Shopian and Kulgam the students assembled on the roads and indulged in stone pelting thus disrupting the movement of general people and traffic on busy roads.
"The police at these places exhibited maximum restraint and dispersed the stone pelting mobs of students by using some teargas shells. At some places the college property was also damaged. In the resultant chaos some students received minor injuries and most of them were discharged after first aid. While tackling the stone pelting SHO Kothi Bagh and four policemen were injured at M A Road Srinagar. A lady constable got a fracture in her arm.