SRINAGAR: At least 15 Kashmiris were injured on Wednesday in clashes between stone-pelting students and Indian cops in Ganderbal district of occupied valley.
A group of Kashmiri students indulged in stone-pelting near the mini secretariat in Ganderbal town, 21 kms from Srinagar, to protest against the insensitivity of Indian traffic police which had stopped a passenger vehicle carrying large number of students in the morning.
The protestors said that the action of the traffic cops had cost them academically.
The police officers tried to pacify the protesting students but to no avail, Indian official said.
After the protest turned violent, Indian police resorted to baton charge to disperse the students and bring the situation under control, he said.
All the injured were administered first aid at a local hospital and discharged.
Kupwara district in north Kashmir also saw a protest with taxi operators resisting a directive by the district administration to shift the cab stand from the busy town market.
The taxi operators demanded that the district administration revoke its directions for shifting of the taxi stand as it would affect their livelihood.