J&K: NC Youth Wing Protests Alleged Use of Force by Govt

Students are protesting against the alleged “high-handedness” of security forces at a Pulwama college.

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Widespread protests by students on Monday heightened tensions in the valley. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/<a href="">@MirUzair1</a>)
  • NC’s youth wing is protesting against the use of force by the government
  • Mobile internet services have been suspended in Kashmir
  • Students clashed with security forces across Kashmir, including in Srinagar, Bandipora, Baramulla, Anantnag, Pulwama, Kupwara, Kulgam and Shopian districts
  • Students are protesting against the alleged “high-handedness” of security forces at a Pulwama college
3:52 PM , 18 Apr

NC Youth Wing Protests Against Alleged Use of Force by Govt

The youth wing of the opposition National Conference on Tuesday took out a protest rally against the alleged use of "unprecedented force" by the government against the people, especially students, in Kashmir.

The activists of Jammu and Kashmir Youth National Conference (JKYNC) led by its president Salman Sagar took out a protest rally from party headquarter Nawai-Subah to Press Enclave in Srinagar.

The activists were wearing black shrouds as a mark of protest and shouted slogans against Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

The rally culminated at Press Enclave where it dispersed peacefully.

7:15 PM , 17 Apr

Higher Secondary Schools, Colleges to be Shut on Tuesday

Universities, colleges and higher secondary schools on Tuesday remained closed across Kashmir on the orders of the divisional administration in view of the widespread student protests in the valley.

The universities, colleges and classes XI and XII remained closed following orders to this effect issued by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Khan on Monday, officials said.

(Photo Courtesy: Muneeb ul islam)
(Photo Courtesy: Muneeb ul islam)
5:16 PM , 17 Apr

Mobile Internet Services Suspended in Kashmir

The Jammu and Kashmir police has directed telecom companies to shut their 3G and 4G services in the Kashmir Valley as the state authorities feel there has been an attempt to spread fear and show security personnel in a bad light through online videos.

 (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/<a href="">@MirUzair1</a>)
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@MirUzair1)

The Jammu and Kashmir Police has directed the telecom companies to shut their 3G and 4G services in the Valley, official sources said.

The decision was taken after several videos surfaced in recent days, some showing local politicians being threatened by terrorists in various parts of the Valley and others which showed alleged atrocities by Army, police, CRPF or other para-military forces deputed for Parliamentary bye-elections.

Officials said that it appears that such videos were being circulated with an aim to create fear among people or show the security personnel in poor light.

4:12 PM , 17 Apr

Opposition Corners PDP Over Student Protests

(Photo Courtesy: Muneeb ul islam)
(Photo Courtesy: Muneeb ul islam)

Former Chief Minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah took to Twitter to attack Mehbooba Mufti for her party’s failure to contain the student protests.

Omar has been a vocal critic of the Mehbooba-led government alleging that it had failed to provide leadership and direction to the people of the state.

Published: 17 Apr 2017, 4:12 PM IST
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