Students of Islamia College Tuesday staged a protest in the college campus against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The students raised slogans against the CAA and demanded its rollback.
A senior police official said, "At around 12 noon, a groupof protesting students resorted to stone pelting."
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Srinagar Haseeb Mughalsaid, "We used very mild force against the protesting students, locked theentrance of the college and informed its administration to ensure studentsdon't resort to stone pelting anymore."
"The college administration succeeded to some extent butsome students continued to pelt security forces with stones," he added. Threescribes – Hakeem Irfan of Economic Times, Azaan Javaid, Correspondent The Printand Anees Zargar, Bureau Chief News Click – were allegedly thrashed by thepolicemen outside Islamia College. The journalists were covering the protests.
The SSP said there was no intention to beat any journalist."The fact is that they got mixed up with the stone pelters, making it difficultfor us to identity them," he said.
"Let the aggrieved journalists approach me with a formalcomplaint. We will order an inquiry and if any misconduct is found, action willdefinitely follow," the SSP added.