Student protest morph into stone fighting again

No class work at SP, MP schools on Sat: DC Sgr

BK News Desk/Srinagar
May 20, 2017 STATE 255 Views
Student protest morph into stone fighting again

The district administration Srinagar Friday decided to suspend the class work at MP Higher Secondary School and SP Higher Secondary School here on Saturday.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Farooq Ahmad Lone told KNS, “The teaching activity in SP Higher Secondary and MP Higher Secondary will remain suspended on Saturday.”
The class work in these two schools has been suspended following the protests by the students.
The protests in the educational institutes continued since Apr 17 against the alleged thrashing of students in Government degree College Pulwama on Apr 15.
Meanwhile, students of higher secondary school today clashed with the government forces in Kralpora area of Kupwara district.
Witnesses said that the students took to streets and started marching towards the main Chowk amid pro-freedom sloganeering.
However, they said that the police lobbed tear gas canisters to disperse the students who in return pelted stones on them, triggering clashes.
Meanwhile, the clashes also erupted between youth and the forces at a few places in Kashmir after the mandatory Friday congregational culminated in the local masjids today.
Witnesses told KNS that the clashes erupted at a few places including Pulwama, Budgam and Hajin after theFriday prayers culminated at the respective masjids.
The forces used tear gas canisters to disperse the youth who were pelting stones on them.
Witnesses said that the clashes also erupted in Anantnag town in the morning hours today.
Meanwhile, police said, “Today morning some miscreants tried to enforce the shutdown in Lalchowk of Anantnag town by pelting stones.”
The officials said that Police reached the spot and chased the miscreants away with the help of the traders. “Normalcy was restored and the market opened up,” they added. (KNS)
Geelani expresses sorrow for shifting Asiyah Andrabi to Amphala jail
‘PDP, Jan Sangh led regime has virtually turned state into a battle field’
Srinagar: Senior resistance leader Syed Ali Geelani on Friday expressed sorrow for shifting Aasiya Andrabi to Amphala jail
Geelani, in a statement said that hat state authorities are pushing people to wall and warned administration of dire consequences if such brutalities against civilians are not stopped.
Pro-freedom leader said that Aasiya Andrabi is suffering from multiple ailments and is critically ill and shifting her to Amphala would turn detrimental to her ailing health conditions.
Geelani said that they are following dictates from IB and their brute approach for detainees is quite evident.
Geelani warned administration and said if any untoward happens to ailing leader, administration shall have to face consequences.
Geelani condemned state forces for their ‘brutality’ and said, that “Unbridled powers vested in them and use of brute force against civilians is of great concern.” Terming use of pellets against protesting students as unjustified, Geelani said that instead of considering the reason & root cause of unrest among students, the use of brute force would further escalate the appalling situations.
Geelani stressed for immediate release of students and demanded stringent action against those erring forces personnel who raided college in Pulwama and other educational institutions.
Ridiculing the statement of Arun Jaitley wherein he has said that that India won’t talk with resistance leadership, Geelani said that we have never begged for talks before India nor we are looking for bilateral talks.
We will never talk with those following fascist dogma, said Geelani. Despite rigid and obstinate approach of Indian authorities, we will pursue our mission till India and its leaders shun from its rigid approach.
Commenting over continuous denial by Delhi, Geelani said their colonial & despotic approach won’t change the historical realities about Kashmir issue nor they can break our resolve or make us to budge. Occupation never lasts long and they may continue forced occupation but it is a temporary phase and must go.
Geelani said denial by Narinder Modi or Arun Jaitley, makes no difference, and added that Kashmir issue is much more significant even than their political stature.
Geelani said that despite its military might and luring some henchmen, Indian leadership cold not change the discourse of Kashmir issue.
Terming Kashmir issue a sore and a cause of uncertainty for people, Geelani said that it is a big hurdle for long-lasting peaceful atmosphere in Subcontinent.
Strongly criticizing Jan Sangh leadership, Geelani said that they are blindly following a pointless path leading nowhere & it will obviously lead them to astray and class war. Geelani said there is no guarantee of life and dignity in India and Muslims and other communities feel insecure. (KNS)

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