No student under detention in Pulwama, says Police

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Srinagar: Police has denied the charges of arresting and detaining students in South Kashmir’s Pulwama.

The students of Government Boys Higher Secondary School in Pulwama clashed with police in the afternoon. The protesters said that they were demanding release of detained students.

However, incharge SHO Pulwama said that no student is under detention, “neither have we booked any student in any FIR after April 15”. The official said that one student protester was detained today during protests but was released after counselling him.

The protesting students were dispersed off by police by firing few teargas canisters and chasing the protesters away, officials said.

Meanwhile, the government has suspended class work at five educational institutes in Handwara and Budgam.

A police official said that minor clashes broke out in Pulwama town and Lal Chowk on Tuesday and the school work in rest of the Valley went on peacefully. He said that the students who pelted stones on forces were dispersed off immediately.

The administration in Kupwara will keep open those educational institutes on Thursday which were closed today following student protests in Handwara town.

Deputy Commissioner, Kupwara, G M Dar said that the three educational institutes including Government Degree College, Government Boys and Girls Higher Secondary schools in Handwara town remained closed on Tuesday.

“The class work in these three educational institutes will resume on Thursday,” he said.

The government offices and educational institutes will remain closed in view Buddha Purnima state holiday tomorrow.

Minor clashes and protests broke outside SP Higher Secondary School at MA Road here and in Pulwama town after Boys Higher Secondary School students protests for release of their detained colleagues. (KNS)

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