Stone pelters attack school bus in Kashmir,class-2 student injured

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 May 2018 08:35:19



A CLASS-2 student suffered a head injury when the school bus carrying him was attacked by stone pelters in militant-infested Shopian district of South Kashmir on Wednesday morning, triggering angry reactions from the Chief Minister and political leaders.

Police said that the bus of a private school was attacked by stone pelters in Zavooora area, injuring the student identified as Rehan Gorsai. The injured child was referred to SMHS Hospital where doctors attending on him stated his condition to be stable.

The bus was carrying close to 35 students.The incident evoked sharp reaction from Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who said perpetrators of this senseless and cowardly act will be brought to justice soon. “Shocked and angered to hear of the attack on a school bus in Shopian. The perpetrators of this senseless and cowardly act will be brought to justice,” she tweeted. Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah condemned the attack on the school bus.

“How does pelting stones on schoolchildren or tourist buses help advance the agenda of these stone pelters? These attacks deserve our unequivocal condemnation & this tweet is mine,” Omar wrote.

Condemning the incident, DGP S P Vaid said, “Complete madness how stone pelters are targeting young school children. These criminals will face the law.” NC spokesman Junaid Mattu took a dig at separatists, saying “One would expect Geelani and Mirwaiz to take a conscientious call and condemn stone pelting while reserving the right to espouse their political ideologies through non-violence.”