Heavy stone-throwing at Pulwama college, students demand colleague’s release

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After a long spell of silence and a significant decrease in stone-pelting incidents, heavy stone-throwing took place at Government Degree College in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday, a local news gathering agency, CNS reported.

Meanwhile, the whole college was sent into chaos when a group of policemen on examination duty were targeted by stone-pelting students from all sides.

According to eyewitnesses, the stone-pelters hurled stones at the police from several directions at the same time. Tear smoke shells and batons were used to disperse them.

A senior police official while confirming the incident to CNS said, “The situation is calm at the moment and more troops are deployed to avert any untoward incident.”

Meanwhile, sources privy to CNS said that the protesting students are demanding the release of a fellow college student namely Imtiyaz Ahmad, a resident of Lelhara Kakpora area of Pulwama district. (CNS)

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