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College Students Clash With Security Forces In Kashmir's Pulwama

Burhan Wani’s posters were also pasted on the college building.

01/05/2017 2:48 PM IST | Updated 01/05/2017 3:10 PM IST
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SRINAGAR -- Clashes erupted between security forces and students on Monday 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 security forces action on 15 April, 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 security forces 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.

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