Monday, November 9, 2015

Gowhar’s college mates faced tear gas on way to his home

Srinagar: The students of SSM College of Engineering were teargased Tuesday after they decided to take out a march to home of Gowhar Nazir, a 22-year-old boy who was shot dead by CRPF men from HMT camp as per his family on Saturday. Sources said the students took out a rally from their college but as soon as they reached the highway, personnel from the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) intercepted their procession and fired tear smoke shell to thwart their planned march to Gowhar Nazir’s home in HMT. The protesters carried banners and shouted slogans, “Take back your 80 thousand crore and give our Gowhar back to us,” sources said. According to sources, when students were forced back from the highway, the college authorities had locked the gates, leaving scores of students including girls, stranded on the serpentine road situated on the hillock where the college is located.