Students clash with forces in Kupwara village

Students of Higher Secondary School Qalamabad in Langate area of frontier district of Kupwara on Monday staged a protest against the use of forces on agitating students across Kashmir since past three weeks.
Students clash with forces in Kupwara village
Students clash with forces in Kupwara village

Students of Higher Secondary School Qalamabad in Langate area of frontier district of Kupwara on Monday staged a protest against the use of forces on agitating students across Kashmir since past three weeks.

Sources said that the protesting students tried to march towards main chowk Qalamabad but the forces restored to heavy tear smoke shelling to disperse them.

Tensions between students and forces have escalated since April 15, when police raided the Degree College in Pulwama, about 30 kilometers (20 miles) south of Srinagar.

Hundreds of students protested and clashes left at least 50 students injured. Authorities didn't say what they were looking for in the raid.

On April 17, another round of student protests across the valley left more than 100 students and an unknown number of police officers injured. Authorities responded by closing colleges, universities and some high schools for a week, but the protests continued unabated.

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