Kashmir: Clashes erupt between students and security forces in Sopore

Tear gas shells were used the security forces to stop the students protest which led to clashes in Sopore. Few students have also sustained injuries.

Clashes erupted between students and police in Sopore today as students from Boys Higher Secondary school, Degree College Sopore and Government Girls Higher Secondary school took out protests against the recent student arrests.

Tear gas shells were used the security forces to stop the students protest which led to clashes in the area. Few students have also sustained injuries.

According to the local residents students, including girls in school uniforms, were seen coming out from the Government Boys Higher Secondary School towards the Degree College through Iqbal Market.

The students raised various slogans and hoisted flags of Pakistan in the college premises.

There have been clashes between students and police for the last few days in the Valley, as the student community hit streets in solidarity with the students of Pulwama Degree College, where 50 students were injured.

Colleges and some schools witnessed massive protests on April 17 after students hit the streets and clashed with forces, demanding action against security forces who thrashed Pulwama students. Ever since then, there have been protests in various parts of the Valley.

Jammu and Kashmir government has ordered suspension of internet services in the trouble-hit valley for a period of one month or till further orders.

As per the government directive, social networking sites to be suspended include Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, QQ, WeChat, Ozone, Tumblr, Google+, Baidu, Skype, Viber, Line, Snapchat, Pinterest, Telegram, Reditt, Snapfish, YouTube (Upload), Vine, Xanga and Flickr.

The government has said that the continued misuse of social networking sites and instant messaging services are likely to be detrimental to the interests of peace and tranquility in the state.

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