Kashmir

School bus stoned in Shopian, Mehbooba, Omar and Vaid condemn attack

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Shopian: A Class 2nd student was injured after some youth pelted stones on a private school bus in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday morning.

The incident occurred in Zawora village of the district.

A police official said that a private school bus belonging to Rainbow High School on way towards school was attacked by miscreants with stones. “A Class 2nd student suffered head injury and was shifted to SKIMS Srinagar. We have registered a formal case against the assailants and hunt has been launched to nab them,” the official said.

Shortly after the incident, Jammu Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Police Chief SP Vaid took to twitter and condemned the incident.

“Shocked & angered to hear of the attack on a school bus in Shopian. The perpetrators of this senseless & cowardly act will be brought to justice,” she wrote on micro blogging networking site.

Vaid in his tweet said that these criminals will face the law.

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah also condemned the incident.

“How does pelting stones on school children or tourist buses help advance the agenda of these stone pelters? These attacks deserve our unequivocal condemnation & this tweet is mine,” he wrote on Twitter.
“Miscreants pelted stones on school bus of Rainbow School Shopian resulted in injuries to 2nd class student Rehan.He has been shifted to SKIMS for treatment with head injury. Complete madness how stone pelters are targeting young school children. These criminals will face the law,” police chief said.

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