Student killed in Kashmir protest

Police open fire on demonstrators demanding a new college in their town.

    Protesters were demanding that a
    college be built in their town[AFP]
    The protest came a day after Kashmir's government said it would set up 18 new colleges across the state. A college was not allocated for Magam.
     
    Violence erupted after demonstrators blocked the main highway connecting Srinagar with the rest of the country, said Bukhari.
     
    Shops and businesses in the township closed in protest and hundreds of students demonstrated on the streets shouting anti-government slogans.
     
    India's only Muslim-majority state is in the grip of an 18-year-old revolt against New Delhi's rule that has left more than 68,000 people dead.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    From Qatar to Alaska, a personal journey exploring what it means to belong when your culture is endangered.