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Pellets fired on students, shopkeepers in Sumbal

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Students of Government Degree College Sumbal Thursday held a protest against the killing of eight militants and seven civilians in Srinagar and Shopian districts last weekend.

The students held a protest on the campus and offered funeral prayers in absentia for the slain militants and the civilians shot dead by the government forces.

Later the students including girls took out a protest rally towards the main square of the town while raising pro-freedom and anti-India slogans.

Eyewitnesses said that government forces fired pellets and tear gas shells on the students in the main square which resulted in several injuries.

Pellets were fired on shopkeeper Abdul Rasheed Wani (50) of Sumbal which resulted in severe damage to his eye, besides injuries in the face.

Student Muhammad Umar Dar son of Mohammad Shafi Dar of Shahgund also received pellets in his eyes. Both the injured were shifted to a local hospital for treatment where from Wani was referred to Srinagar.

The protesters responded with stone pelting, resulting in clashes which continued for several hours outside the college and in the main chowk.

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