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Students clash with security forces in Kashmir

IANS  |  Srinagar 

Over two dozen students and security men were injured as students in different parts of the Valley clashed with security personnel on Wednesday to denounce the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl.

The protests first flared in Anantnag town where the students of a college took on the security forces, who fired tear smoke shells. Over a dozen students were injured, doctors at a hospital said.

Clashes also erupted in the other south towns of Pulwama, and

Students at Anantnag, and also boycotted classes and hit the streets protesting against rape and murder of a minor from a nomadic community, an incident which has triggered nationwide outrage.

Reports reaching here said two policemen were injured in clashes with students of the Islamic University of Science and Technology in district.

A police statement said: "Today morning a peaceful protest was taken out in Anantnag which was allowed by police and the district administration.

"Subsequently, some miscreants indulged in stone pelting and turned violent and tried to enforce a forceful shutdown in Anantnag town." It said the situation was now under control.

The statement added that the clashes in started during an anti-encroachment drive.



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First Published: Wed, April 18 2018. 14:32 IST