Clashes continue in Gbl, cops, students injured| DC orders closure of college for today

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KG News Desk

Srinagar, May 19: Police fired tear gas shells on protesting students in central Kashmir Ganderbal district for the second consecutive day today.

A group of students indulged in stone-pelting near Degree College Ganderbal in the main town, 21 km from here, again today, a police official said.

Clashes had broken out yesterday as students protested against the alleged “insensitivity” of traffic police which had stopped a passenger vehicle carrying large number of students in the morning.

The protestors alleged that the action of the traffic cops had cost them academically.

Though the protests were contained yesterday after police resorted to baton charge to disperse the students, violent clashes broke out this afternoon as well near the college as the students demanded action against the traffic cops, the official said.

Four policemen including SHO Ganderbal Asif Iqbal and three students also received injuries in the clashes. The SHO was hurt near Beehama, , the official said, adding damage has been done to the college property.

Yesterday, seven protestors and eight policemen were hurt in the clashes.

Meanwhile, deputy commissioner Ganderal officially announced closure of college on Friday.