In Photos: Colleges Turn Battlegrounds in Kashmir Valley, Again

College classrooms turned into warzones in the Kashmir Valley for a second time this week as students picked up stones and rods while clashing with security forces on Monday. This came on a day when colleges reopened in the state after a five-day shutdown ordered by the government, something that was triggered after students protested security forces entering a college in south Kashmir’s Pulwama town on 12 April.

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College students clashing with security forces in Kashmir. (Photo Courtesy: Syed Shahriyar)

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The Valley erupted in clashes for the second time in a week. (Photo Courtesy: Syed Shahriyar)

Police said the clashes emanated from SP College and soon spread to the streets of Regal Chowk and adjoining areas.

The clashes happened on the same day when Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him to initiate a dialogue to contain the deteriorating situation in the Valley.

The clashes came on a day when Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti met Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photo Courtesy: Syed Shahriyar)

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College students picked up stones and rods in the Valley on Monday. (Photo Courtesy: Syed Shahriyar)
A student trapped in a drain as they protested on Monday. (Photo Courtesy: Syed Shahriyar)
Security forces surround one of the protesters in Kashmir. (Photo Courtesy: Syed Shahriyar)
A police van being attacked in Kashmir. (Photo Courtesy: Syed Shahriyar)
Students clash with security forces outside SP college in Kashmir. (Photo Courtesy: Syed Shahriyar)

The students from the Women's College also joined the protests, which spread to other parts of the commercial hub, the officials said.

Students clash with security forces in Kashmir on Monday. (Photo Courtesy: Syed Shahriyar)
Students from the Women’s College also joined the protests. (Photo Courtesy: Syed Shahriyar)
Students clash with security forces in Kashmir. (Photo Courtesy: Syed Shahriyar)
A group of girls protesting in Srinagar. (Photo Courtesy: Syed Shahriyar)