Students hold anti-exam protests in Srinagar

Srinagar, October 08, 2016 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, hundreds of students marched from Sozaith, Narbal, and adjoining areas towards Lal Chowk in Srinagar to protest against the authorities’ decision of holding exams amid grim situation in the territory.

The puppet authorities have announced to hold 10th and 12th class examination in November, however, students across Kashmir have been holding anti-India protests, seeking resolution of the Kashmir dispute first.“Ink and blood cannot flow together,” students have said referring to bloodshed in the Kashmir Valley where over 100 civilians have been killed while over 15,000 others injured by Indian forces since July 9, 2016.

“We are holding a peaceful demonstration against the announcement of examination,” said a student part of the protest demonstration on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad highway at Laway Pora in the West of Srinagar. “How can we sit in exams when our brothers and sisters are being killed and maimed?” he asked.

However, Indian police reached the spot and cleared one side of the highway which connects North Kashmir with the rest of the territory. Raising pro-freedom and anti-India slogans, the students held a sit-in protest on the left tube of the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad highway near Syed Ahmad Shah Kirmani (RA) shrine, 14km away from Lal Chowk.

Meanwhile, reports said that scores of students held anti-examination and pro-freedom protests in Chanapora area of Srinagar. The students held placards reading “Ready to Sacrifice Future for Kashmir”; “Release Our Teachers”; “Release Students”.

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