Kashmir colleges to remain shut

Masood urges world to take notice of Indian brutalities in Occupied Kashmir

The protests were held against the police raid in Pulwama College on weekend, that resulted in clashes inside premises and more than fifty students were injured.

Hundreds of students, clashed with the security forces in Kashmir earlier today during protests against police action in a college on Saturday.

Security forces had entered the Pulwama College on Saturday. Girls from a women's college in Srinagar also joined the protests as police battled hard to bring the situation under control.Markets in neighbouring Residency Road and Lal Chowk areas closed as tension spread.

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday expressed "deep anguish" over the "loss of precious lives" in security forces' actions across Kashmir and made an appeal to all shades of political opinion to help towards restoration of peace and normalcy in the restive Valley.

In occupied Kashmir, Indian forces used brute force on students during their protests across the Kashmir valley on the sixth consecutive day, today.

The decision came after a video of a man tied to an army jeep in Budgam district went viral on social media. Freedom fighters also shot dead a lawyer affiliated with an opposition party and a former counter-insurgency commander, police said.

"According to the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, teaching work in all colleges of Kashmir division shall remain suspended on April 19 (Wednesday) as a precautionary measure", an official spokesman said.

Meanwhile, alll Kashmir University examinations scheduled to be held on April 18 are postponed.

Indian-administered Kashmir has been tense since April 9, when eight people were killed by police and paramilitary troops during election day violence.

The ground support, among locals, is evident from the increasing stone-pelting and protests near encounter sites since 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.

Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since the end of British rule in 1947.

Clashes and ethnic tensions have again threatened to intensify in Kashmir after a video surfaced allegedly showing the Indian army using a Kashmiri man as a human shield.



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