J&K: Stone pelting on school bus, Class 2 child injured

A private school bus was attacked by stone-pelters in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on April 2 in which a Class 2 student suffered a head injury.

There were reportedly 50 children on the bus at the time of the inschool bus_stone peltercident.

According to the police, a group of miscreants pelted stones on the bus carrying students of Rainbow High School at Zavoora in Shopian.

Rehan Gorsai, the class 2 student got head injuries. Doctors attending on him in SMHS Hospital said his condition was stable.

“My son has been injured in stone pelting, this is against humanity. This could have been anyone’s child,” said Rehan’s father.

The police have sanitised the area and the search for stone pelters was underway, said SSP Shopian Shailendra Kumar

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti criticized the incident and expressed her anger on twitter.

“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.

“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,” National Conference (NC) working president Omar Abdullahh tweeted.
The amnesty granted to stone-pelters was meant to encourage more reasonable behaviour but some of these goons are determined to use the opportunity given to them to just pelt more stones, he added.