Why are students resorting to stone-pelting in Jammu and Kashmir? - Watch video
J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said PM Narendra Modi appears amenable to holding talks with stake-holders in a bid to arrest the deteriorating situation in the Valley.
Srinagar: As the teaching work in colleges across Kashmir Valley resumed on Monday after remaining suspended for five days, students of the SP College, SP Higher Secondary School and the Government College for Women clashed with the forces in the city's Maulana Azad Road area.
The classes in all the colleges across the Valley were suspended last Tuesday following widespread student demonstrations a day earlier against the alleged high- handedness of security forces against the students of Degree College Pulwama on April 15.
Refusing to join classes, the students came out on the roads to block traffic on the busy road.
The stone-pelters were seen waving Pakistan flags and shouting anti-India slogans.
The vehicles of security forces were attacked by many youth with bricks and sticks.
Students brought down a brick wall inside the college campus and used the bricks to attack security forces.
Some students spoke against the stone-pelters, saying they want to study, but some disturbing elemnents are unnecessarily creating chaos.
Police showed restraint while dealing with stone-pelting students. Water canons were used to disperse the protesting students.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti yesterday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears amenable to holding talks with stake-holders in a bid to arrest the deteriorating situation in the Valley.