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Stone Pelters Strike in South Kashmir Again, Boy Injured in Attack on School Bus

This is the second such incident this week: seven tourists were injured when stone-pelters targeted a few tourist vehicles in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district late Monday evening.

Srinagar: 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 this morning, triggering angry reactions from the chief minister and political leaders.

The police said the bus of a private school, carrying close to 35 students, was attacked by stone pelters in Zavooora area, injuring Rehan Gorsai. He was referred to SMHS Hospital where doctors attending to him stated that his condition was stable.

The father of the student who was injured told ANI that “this is against humanity”.

The incident evoked a sharp reaction from Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who said the perpetrators behind this senseless and cowardly act would be brought to justice.

“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 J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah condemned the attack, asking: “How does pelting stones on school children or tourist buses help advance the agenda of these stone pelters?”

This is the second such incident this week: seven tourists were injured when stone-pelters targeted a few tourist vehicles in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district late Monday evening.

(With inputs from PTI)