Clashes erupted between students and police in Zainakote area of Srinagar after army men resort to aerial firing to disperse students who had blocked traffic on Srinagar-Baramulla highway.
Reports said that the students of Government Higher Secondary school Zainakote marched out of the campus and staged a demonstration on the adjacent highway.
Soldiers of an army convoy moving on the highway resorted to aerial firing to disperse the protesting students who had started pelted stones on them, they said.
The students who were shouting pro-freedom slogans amid clashes with police, reports aid.
While the students hurled stones on them, the police responded by bursting tear gas shells. There was no report of injuries.
Meanwhile in Pulwama clashes erupted between government forces and students after they took out a protest march against the alleged highhandedness of forces personnel.
The march, which was taken out in Newa area, of Pulwama district was stopped by the force which resulted in stone pelting. Forces resort to tear gas shelling to disperse the protesting students.
In Kupwara, students of Higher Secondary School Qalamabad in Langate area of frontier district staged a protest against the use of forces on agitating students across Kashmir since past three weeks.
Reports said that the protesting students tried to march towards main chowk Qalamabad but the forces deployed restored to heavy tear smoke shelling to disperse them. The clashes created panic in the area.
Students from schools and colleges have been protesting in Kashmir since April 15 after scores of students were injured in force’s action in Pulwama. (PTK)