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Kashmir Crisis: Fresh Unrest In Srinagar After Clashes Breakout Between Protesting Students And Security Forces

The valley is still on the boil.

24/04/2017 7:16 PM IST | Updated 24/04/2017 7:17 PM IST
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Kashmir valley remained on the boil on Monday, with fresh clashes breaking out in Srinagar even as a PDP leader was shot dead in Pulwama.

NDTV reported that the clashes broke out when hundreds of students on a protest march were stopped by the police.

The report suggested that the clashes intensified around afternoon in Lal Chowk.

ANI reported that students of the SP Higher Secondary school marched and staged a protest on the busy Maulana Azad road

NDTV also reported the police as saying the some students threw stones at the police which "forced the security forces to use batons."

This comes even as Chief Minister of the state Mehbooba Mufti met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday and expressed concern over the growing unrest.

The Hindustan Times also reported that the students from the school climbed the walls of a women's college near by.

An eyewitness told the newspaper, "Some students also reached the gate of the women's college and from there targeted the security personnel. Meanwhile, behind the boys, some women students also started protesting inside the women's college campus and eventually, some of them protested on the road as well."

The report suggests that pro-azadi and Islamist slogans were raised by the protesters while the police fired tear gas shells.

This comes even as schools and colleges had remained shut last week, and had been opened on Monday.

Earlier in the day, PDP leader in Pulwama, Abdul Gani Dar was shot dead by unknown assailants.

Meanwhile, Mehbooba had told the media that she had discussed the security situation in Kashmir with the prime minister and that it was important to hold talks at the earliest and restore a peaceful atmosphere.

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