Srinagar: “We protest against the assault on students in Pulwama. We want to make it sure such incidents don’t recur. We were protesting peacefully but still forces came with their batons to hurt us.
Arshika
Womens College, Sgr

“We were protesting peacefully but a male student was arrested by the forces triggering clashes. I received minor injury on my hand and arms.
Insha
Gandhi Memorial College, Sgr

“Police lobbed tear gas shells on us near S P College. We panicked and began to run for safety. Due to the stampede, many students got injuries.”
Rasika
Women’s College

“We wanted police should let us protest peacefully. Even we told them that we won’t do anything wrong but they didn’t listen to our pleas.”
Gousia
Womens College, Sgr

“We were protesting peacefully but they (forces) started abusing and thrashing us.”
Rifat Ara, principal of the women college claimed that the protesting women students were not from her college. “Our students protested inside the college. We did not let them go out. When the situations improved, only then we allowed them to go to their homes.”
Shireen
Womens College, Sgr

“While we were protesting, four CRPF vehicles stopped on Highway. They took positions and we feared they might open fire”
Asiya
Central University

Courtesy: Kashmir Reader

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