Srinagar, April 05: Students hit streets in Srinagar, Bandipora, Kupwara and other parts of the Kashmir, today, to condemn the killing of 19 youth by the Indian troops in South Kashmir.
The students of Central University of Kashmir, Kashmir University and different colleges held protests in many parts of the Kashmir and raised pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. The agitating students offered funeral prayers in absentia for the martyred youths. They carried banners reading slogans like, ‘Stop Genocide’, ‘Free Kashmir’ and ‘Stop killings’ in Kashmir.
The students of Government Degree College Bemina and Amar Singh College Srinagar, Government Degree College Sumbal Bandipora, Degree College Kupwara and Degree Handwara took to streets to mourn the brutal killings. The traffic was halted for many hours due to the protests. The troops resorted to force and fired teargas shells against the students. The students of Amar Singh College Srinagar set an Indian forces’ picket ablaze amid intense clashes with the troops. The protesting students pelted rocks on the men in uniform. The troops were also pelted with stones by protesters in Tral and Palhalan areas of Pulwama and Baramulla districts. Shopkeepers lowered their shutters while traffic was off the roads.