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Kashmir crisis: College students clash with security forces in Pulwama

There are no reports of any casualty in the clashes

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Kashmir, Stone pelting, Srinagar
A student throwing stones on police

Clashes erupted between and students today after they took out a protest march against the alleged high-handedness of security personnel at a college in Pulwama in south Kashmir, the police said.

A number of students of Boys Higher Secondary School and Pulwama Degree College took out a joint march against the action on April 15, a police official said.

When the march reached near Pulwama police station, some of the students threw stones at security personnel, who lobbed teargas shells to disperse them, the official said.

There are no reports of any casualty in the clashes, which were going on till reports last came in.

There were unconfirmed reports of some students hoisting Islamic State flags and pasting posters of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, who was killed in an encounter with in July last year, on the building of the degree college.

Meanwhile, shops and other business establishments were shut in the area in view of the clashes.

First Published: Mon, May 01 2017. 14:31 IST