Kashmir stares at another summer of unrest as students come out on streets against Indian forces [Photos]

Devang Dave April 25, 2017 15:09:02 IST
As colleges and universities opened on Monday after a week in the Kashmir Valley, Kashmiri youth clashed with security forces and resorted to stone pelting as students staged protests against alleged high-handedness by security forces at Pulwama Degree College recently. PTI
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As colleges and universities opened on Monday after a week in the Kashmir Valley, Kashmiri youth clashed with security forces and resorted to stone pelting as students staged protests against alleged high-handedness by security forces at Pulwama Degree College recently. PTI
Girl students, barely out of their teens, were also seen pelting stones at security personnel during clashes in the vicinity of Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Monday. Sporadic clashes continued as security forces tried to restore traffic on the highway. PTI
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Girl students, barely out of their teens, were also seen pelting stones at security personnel during clashes in the vicinity of Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Monday. Sporadic clashes continued as security forces tried to restore traffic on the highway. PTI
Police and CRPF men chasing away students during clashes in the vicinity of Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Monday. Students of the SP College assembled on the Maulana Azad Road and started pelting stones on security forces causing blockade of one of the busiest roads in Srinagar. PTI
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Police and CRPF men chasing away students during clashes in the vicinity of Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Monday. Students of the SP College assembled on the Maulana Azad Road and started pelting stones on security forces causing blockade of one of the busiest roads in Srinagar. PTI
CRPF men and students throwing stones on each other during clashes after schools and colleges reopened on Monday. These educational institutions had remained closed for over a week following widespread protests by students after security forces entered a college in south Kashmir's Pulwama town on April 12. PTI
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CRPF men and students throwing stones on each other during clashes after schools and colleges reopened on Monday. These educational institutions had remained closed for over a week following widespread protests by students after security forces entered a college in south Kashmir's Pulwama town on April 12. PTI
A student being whisked away by police after he was caught from the premises of a college for indulging in stone pelting during protests. Reports said that the students hurled stones, waved Pakistani and Islamic State flags to irk security forces as they were protesting against the Indian force's action against Kashmiri protesters. PTI
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A student being whisked away by police after he was caught from the premises of a college for indulging in stone pelting during protests. Reports said that the students hurled stones, waved Pakistani and Islamic State flags to irk security forces as they were protesting against the Indian force's action against Kashmiri protesters. PTI
Meanwhile, the streets bore a deserted look, sparking apprehensions that the ongoing student protest may spiral out of control and a situation like last year's summer may arise. The summer of 2016 was marred by the violent protests across the Valley, in the aftermath of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani's death. PTI
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Meanwhile, the streets bore a deserted look, sparking apprehensions that the ongoing student protest may spiral out of control and a situation like last year's summer may arise. The summer of 2016 was marred by the violent protests across the Valley, in the aftermath of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani's death. PTI
Srinagar: Police in action students who were throwing brick bats on them during clashes in the vicinity of Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Monday. Colleges re-opened in Kashmir after a week's closure but fresh clashes erupted as students staged protests against alleged high-handedness by security forces at Pulwama Degree College recently. PTI Photo by S Irfan (PTI4_24_2017_000204B)
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Srinagar: Police in action students who were throwing brick bats on them during clashes in the vicinity of Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Monday. Colleges re-opened in Kashmir after a week's closure but fresh clashes erupted as students staged protests against alleged high-handedness by security forces at Pulwama Degree College recently. PTI Photo by S Irfan (PTI4_24_2017_000204B)
Over 50 students were injured after they protested against a temporary check-post outside the college by the security forces. The security forces attracted criticism after video clippings showing students being beaten inside the college premises by them, went viral on social networking sites, which apparently spurred the protests. PTI
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Over 50 students were injured after they protested against a temporary check-post outside the college by the security forces. The security forces attracted criticism after video clippings showing students being beaten inside the college premises by them, went viral on social networking sites, which apparently spurred the protests. PTI