Spontaneous Shutdown, Clashes in Khudwani after Forces Arrest at least 7 Students

August 01

A Spontaneous Shutdown started in Khudwani and Quimoh areas of Kulgam district in South Kashmir on Wednesday after Government Forces allegedly arrested 7 youths in the locality.

Eyewitnesses told The Kashmiriyat that at least Seven college going youths were arrested near SKUAST Branch in Khudwani when they were on the way to home from college.

“Forces deployed near Khudwani picked them up without any provocation,” an eyewitness said.

As the news spread through the area, shopkeepers in the area downed their shutter and youth came out on the streets.

The youth demanding the release of the college students raised pro Freedom and Pro Islam slogans, locals told The Kashmiriyat.

Stone throwing clashes also started in the locality after youth threw stones on Forces deployed in the area.
The troops fired tear smoke shells to disperse the protesters.

Earlier unknown gunmen had looted a bank in the Quimoh locality.