Manan’s killing: Clashes erupt at Islamic University

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Mohammad Iqbal Mir

Srinagar, Oct 16: Clashes erupted between government forces and students in Islamic University of Science and Technology on Tuesday after students tried to take out a protest march against the killing of slain scholar turned militant Manan Wani.
Wani along with his accomplice was killed in a gunfight with government forces in Handwara area of northern Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday. Scores of students took out a protest march from the varsity campus and tried to march towards the Srinagar-Jammu highway.
However, a police party intercepted the students triggering clashes. “The students hurled rocks on the government forces who retaliated by firing tear smoke shells.