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Kashmir students clash with Indian troops; many injured

Kashmir students clash with Indian troops; many injured

In Saturday's incident, at least fifty-four students, including girls, were injured during clashes outside Degree College Pulwama, Greater Kashmir reported.

Breaking its silence over the student protests against the assault on their colleagues at Government Degree College Pulwama on April 15, the ruling PDP has condemned the police action on students and intrusion of forces into academic institutions.

The violence erupted in Srinagar after a day-long protest, and spread within hours to other parts of the Kashmir Valley including Tral and Sopore.

Students clash with security forces near a college in Srinagar. The protests, and the subsequent violence which started in July previous year, have continued since and the recent deaths of eight people in a single day shows that the Valley is far from reaching a state of normalcy. "Besides, the use of harsh force is common on normal protest but using it with same intensity on students is something about which we all should be concerned".

Kashmiri students clash with Indian government forces near a college in central Srinagar's Lal Chowk on April 17, 2017. Police used teargas, pellets and also fired in air to contain protests.

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Students clashed with security forces in several places in during protests against the alleged "highhandedness" of security forces at a college in Pulwama.

Indian-administered Kashmir has been tense since April 9, when eight people were killed by police and paramilitary troops during election day violence. The Pulwama incident left 50 students injured, some of them critically. Kashmir witnessed deadly protests after a well-known separatist militant was killed previous year.

The state will justify the barbarity of its forces through its prejudiced media by labeling them as "antinational" and justify assaulting and punishing them accordingly before their nation and the world, he added.

The Kashmir conflict is at the heart of tension between India and Pakistan. Universities in Kashmir were then known to organise lively debates of high quality. India continues to accuse Pakistan of training and arming rebel groups in the region to gain control, while Pakistan has continued to deny the claim.

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