Students clash with security forces in Kashmir

 Srinagar, April 18: Over two dozen students and security men were injured as students in different parts of the Kashmir Valley clashed with security personnel on Wednesday to denounce the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl. The protests first flared in Anantnag town where the students of a college took on the security forces, who fired tear smoke shells. Over a dozen students were injured, doctors at a hospital said. Clashes also erupted in the other south Kashmir towns of Pulwama, Tral and Awantipora.

Students at Anantnag, Awantipora and Tral also boycotted classes and hit the streets protesting against rape and murder of a minor from a nomadic community, an incident which has triggered nationwide outrage. Reports reaching here said two policemen were injured in clashes with students of the Awantipora Islamic University of Science and Technology in Pulwama district. (IANS)