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Protests rock Kashmir University against Shopian civilian killings..

The students of Kashmir University on Monday staged massive protests on the campus to oppose the varsity’s decision to hold the 13th J&K Science Congress (2018) function despite Shopian civilian killings.

An eye witness said the hostel boarders from Zakura Hostel, M.A hostel and M.A.K hostel assembled outside the convocation complex of the varsity and staged pro-freedom slogans.

“The students assembled here against the varsity administration for organising the function despite civilian killings in the Valley,” he said.

He said the students questioned the varsity decision, saying that time was not good for hosting this function.

“People are being killed and the university has invited guests from outside the state. They want to show everything is normal here.

The students said huge deployment of police has been made around the campus as the varsity has invited ministers and J&K Governor for today’s function.

Four civilians were killed after forces opened fire on protesters who were trying to help trapped militants escape from the cordon in Kachdoora and Dragad villages of the Shopian district. 13 militants and three soldiers were killed in three separate gunfights in Shopian and Anantnag yesterday.

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