J-K: Student injured in stone-pelting in Shopian

Shopian: A student was injured when stone-pelters targeted a school bus in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kanipora Village of Shopian district.

The minor was rushed to a local hospital following the incident.

The father of the minor told ANI, “My son has been injured in stone pelting and this is against humanity. This (stone-pelting) could have been anyone’s child. They (children) are so innocent and this thing (stone-pelting incident) is very bad. Such incidents should not happen to children.”

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Shopian, Shailendra Kumar told ANI, “Few miscreants gheraoed the school bus and hurled stones at it. One student was injured. The area has been sanitised. A search for stone pelters is underway and they will be arrested soon.”

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti expressed shock and anger over the stone-pelting incident. She said that perpetrators will be brought to justice.

“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.”

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah also condemned the attack.

“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.”

The incident comes a day after all the shops and business establishments were closed in Kashmir Valley, on a call by the separatists to protest against the killing of a civilian in Pulwama district. (ANI)