Student protests: A photo essay by Faisal Khan

On 17 April, Kashmir valley witnessed widespread student protests against government forces assault on students in Pulwama Degree College two days before. The protests intensified in Srinagar city’s Lal Chowk area where young college students, particularly women - clashed with the government forces resulting in injuries to at least fifty people and severe head injuries to a young female college student. The student protests have only escalated in the last two weeks without any signs of abating or dying down.  

This photo essay by Faisal Khan, the chronicler of Srinagar city’s violent streets – collects together some of the defining images of the protests led by the students and renders them in black and white for the purposes of situating them within the aesthetic of Wande Magazine.

© Faisal Khan
A student clashes with Indian paramilitary soldiers during a protest in Srinagar the summer capital of Indian controlled Kashmir on April 20, 2017. The agitated students were protesting against recent police raid on a college in south Kashmir Pulwama and use of force by Indian police on the students few days back that left more than fifty students injured after police used teargas shells ,water canons and chilli grenades. © Faisal Khan
© Faisal Khan
A boy drags his unconscious friend after being hit on his head during clashes with the policemen in Srinagar Kashmir on April 24, 2017. © Faisal Khan
Students were seen running for safety after Indian policemen fired dozens of breath choking gas canisters inside the SP college on April 17, 2017. © Faisal Khan
The enraged students dared Indian policemen to shoot during clashes in SP school Lal Chowk Srinagar on April 17, 2017. © Faisal Khan
Students across Kashmir fought pitched battles in the college and school premises with Indian police after the escalation of clashes that started from SP school on April 17, 2017. © Faisal Khan
© Faisal Khan
Many female students resorted to stone throwing during clashes in Srinagar the summer capital of Indian controlled Kashmir on April 24, 2017. © Faisal Khan
© Faisal Khan
A student jumps from the roof after Indian police fired tear smoke shells inside the college in Srinagar the summer capital of Indian controlled Kashmir on April 17, 2017. © Faisal Khan
Main roads and streets were filled with agitated female students on April 17, 2017 during a protest against the Indian police raid in south Kashmir's Degree College. © Faisal Khan
© Faisal Khan
Protesters attack a police vehicle during clashes in Srinagar ,Kashmir on April 24, 2017. © Faisal Khan
© Faisal Khan
Student protesters resist as Indian police fire water canons . Many students’ sustained injuries after Indian police used teargas shells, chilli smoke, water cannons and stun grenades to disperse them. © Faisal Khan
Students battle police after Indian policemen fired dozens of breath choking gas canisters inside the SP college on April 17, 2017. © Faisal Khan
© Faisal Khan
Students march as they shout slogans during a protest in Srinagar the summer capital of Indian controlled Kashmir on April 19, 2017. © Faisal Khan
© Faisal Khan
A student kicks a police vehicle during a protest in Srinagar the summer capital of Indian controlled Kashmir on April 20, 2017. © Faisal Khan
Hundreds of Indian policemen were deployed at the main entrances of colleges and schools including this Women's college located in Moulana Azad road Lal Chowk on April 17, 2017. © Faisal Khan


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