Student protests force shutdown in Pulwama town

Srinagar: Students of Boys’ Higher Secondary school clashed with police in Pulwama district in south Kashmir on Thursday after a protest march carried out by them was thwarted by the government forces, triggering a shutdown in main chowk Pulwama.

The students were demanding the release of their classmates arrested yesterday, an eyewitness said.

The government forces fired tear-gas shells to thwart the protest march, the eyewitness said.

The clashes were going on in the area till last reports came.

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