Published On: Mon, Apr 24th, 2017

Terrorists kill PDP leader in J&K’s Pulwama; Clashes erupted as colleges re-open

Srinagar: With J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti holding talks with Centre to curtail violence in the Kashmir valley, terrorists active in the valley struck again and killed the District President of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Pulwama district on Monday afternoon.

Sporadic clashes continued as security forces tried to restore traffic on the highway

According to a senior police official, the terrorists ambushed the car in which PDP’s Pulwama district president Abdul Gani Dar was travelling near Pingalana village and shot at him from a close range. He received bullet injuries in the arm and the chest, said the police official.

“Critically injured Dar was immediately rushed to Srinagar for treatment where he succumbed to injuries,” said the police official.

Meanwhile, as colleges and universities opened on Monday after a week in the Kashmir Valley, students again clashed with security forces and resorted to stone pelting.

Students of the SP College assembled on the Maulana Azad Road and started pelting stones on security forces causing blockade of one of the busiest roads in Srinagar.

Police tried to prevent the students from blocking the road.

Sporadic clashes continued as security forces tried to restore traffic on the highway.

An official statement said all universities, colleges and higher secondary (Class 12 level) schools would open for academic activities in the valley on Monday.

These educational institutions had remained closed for over a week following widespread protests by students after security forces entered a college in south Kashmir’s Pulwama town on April 12.

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