Students protest in Mattan, demand shifting of CRPF camp

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The students of Government Boys Higher Secondary school Mattan on Monday staged a protest against the alleged use of force on them by paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men at the end of last month, which they said resulted into life-threatening injuries to their schoolmate.

Sameer Ahmad, a 12th standard student of Khulchur village of Mattan, is battling for life at SKIMS Soura after suffering a firearm injury on May 27, hours after the killing of top Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat in Tral region of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district

The protesting students alleged that troopers of 96 BN CRPF from the nearby camp opened fire, resulting into life-threatening injuries to Sameer.

“After firing several rounds, the CRPF troopers thrashed several students inside the school,” said a protesting student, who chose anonymity for fear of reprisal.

The protesters demanded the shifting of the CRPF camp, located adjacent to the school and the filing of murder case against the erring troopers

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