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


Srinagar, May 19: Clashes erupted between the forces and protesters demanding release of detained youth in Batpora, Kanihama area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Friday.
Reports said that 10 youth were arrested from Batpora and 5 from Kanihama area during night raids, which triggered protest adding that hundreds of people assembled after Friday prayers and shouted anti-India and pro-freedom slogans besides slogans against the nocturnal police raids.
The protesters pelted stones on forces who retaliated with tear smoke shells triggering clashes.
Meanwhile, In Pulwama, protesters clash with forces soon after the congregational prayers as they were staging protest as per the call given by joint resistance leaders, Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik against the slapping of PSA on Syeda Aasiya Andrabi and her close aide Sofi Fehmeeda.
Meanwhile, 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 a local news gathering agency that 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 April 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. (KNS)