Mobile internet services suspended again in Kashmir

J&K: Clashes outside Pulwama's Degree College injures over 50 students

However, the Broadband Internet Services remained untouched.

Sources said police has directed telecom companies operating in Valley to stop providing mobile internet services to its subscribers in the Valley.

Students' groups had called for protests against the "brutality perpetrated by forces on students" of Degree College Pulwama in south Kashmir, where clashes with security forces left many injured.

A group of students were holding a protest rally near Sri Pratap (SP) College on Moulana Azad Road close to the Lal Chowk city centre this morning, a police official said.

"The police at these places exhibited maximum restraint and dispersed the stone pelting mobs of students after using some teargas shells".

"School and college campuses are the only places which used to be safe". In Hajin area of Bandipore, a mob of students allegedly attacked a police station with rocks and other missiles, officials said. "A lady constable had a fracture in her arm", it added.

On Monday, students clashed with police in Srinagar, Bandipora, Baramulla, Anantnag, Pulwama, Kupwara, Kulgam and Shopian districts.

Over 50 students, including women, were wounded on Saturday by government forces, who reportedly fired smoke shells and small lead balls through shotguns - which could potentially leave individuals blinded- on students protesting near the police checkpoint at some distance from the college.

The clashes in the summer capital and some other parts of the Valley were on when reports last came in.

Bashir Ahmad Dar, a resident of Qasba Yaar Rajpora Pulwama who runs a medical shop in his village was taken to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

On Friday, an 11-second clip posted on social media sparked further outrage, as it showed a man tied to a jeep and used as a "human shield" by soldiers in Kashmir to protect them from demonstrators hurling stones.

As the police sealed the college exits, the students started demonstrating within the premises. According to witnesses, the protesting students resorted to intense stone-pelting on government forces. To handle the stone pelting, reinforcement was rushed to the spot. Some miscreants threw a petrol bomb at a CRPF party which exploded near one of their vehicles, a police official said.

"Three were referred to Srinagar for specialised treatment".



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