Students of Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) Awantipora Wednesday held protest march against the detention of varsity student. Scores of students from various departments assembled near Academic Block of the varsity and marched towards highway. The students were demanding the release of their fellow student JunaidAkhoon.
Junaid, a student of polytechnic college of IUST was detained by police from his home at Aarampora village of Awantipora tehsil some days ago. As soon as students reached highway, forces deployed there lobbed tear smoke shells to disperse them. The students later pelted stones on forces. They swung into action and fired tear gas shells.
Students alleged that many tear gas shells landed inside the campus causing suffocation to them. SSP AnantnagAltaf Ahmed Khan said "Junaid was arrested for questioning about his brother Salia Mohammad Akhoon, an active militant who was involved in recent bank robbery incident at MarhamaBijbehara."