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Indian troops beat up, arrest KU students in Srinagar

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Srinagar, March 08, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Indian paramilitary troops beat up and injured Kashmir University students at Hazratbal in Srinagar.

The personnel of Indian Central Reserve Police Force and police beaten to pulp a Ph.D scholar and a post graduate (PG) student and took them to Nigeen police station. The troops, who were infuriated by the protests in Sadrabal Chowk, harassed the students. “There were protests going on in Sadrabal Chowk. CRPF and policemen chased them and the protesters ran towards residential quarters in Mirza Bagh outside the university campus,” said an eyewitness.

“Police and CRPF men ran after them and entered the residential area. University staff tried to stop them but they didn’t listen to anybody,” said the eyewitness, adding that the men in uniform broke the doors of the quarters and abused all staff members.
“They were abusing everyone and breaking everything that came their way. They entered into the rooms of two students and thrashed them,” they said.

“Students were not involved in the protests. They were inside the quarter when police and CRPF broke in. They were beaten to pulp and were later taken to Nigeen police station. This is unfortunate that innocents are being targeted,” said a staff member.

Later, massive protests erupted in the campus of University against the Indian state terrorism.

Meanwhile, Kashmir University Students Union (KUSU) has condemned the killing of a student, Tahir Ahmad Sofi, in Baramulla and Indian police actions against the students.

For more information, contact:
Kashmir Media Service
Email: info@kmsnews.org
Phone: 92-51-4435548, 4435549
Fax: 92-51-4861736

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