2 Schools, 2 Vehicles Torched In Kashmir

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So far officials state that 17 schools have been burnt mysteriously during the ongoing unrest triggered by the July 8 killing of militant commander Burhan Wani.

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Syed Muntaha

Two schools and two vehicles were set afire today in Kashmir valley by unidentified persons.

A government school was torched by unidentified persons in Khag village of central Kashmir’s Budgam district early on Thursday evening.

According to eye witnesses Government Middle School Habber was gutted in the blaze after some unknown persons set it afire. However, people stayed away from dousing the flames owing to apprehensions of having LPG blast. In another incident government school building in Pattan area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district late last night was torched.

Reports said that the building was completely gutted in fire.

Interestingly, the incidents took place after government assured complete safety of school buildings and vowed to intensify the security patrolling around the establishments.

So far officials state that 17 schools have been burnt mysteriously during the ongoing unrest triggered by the July 8 killing of militant commander Burhan Wani.

Students have not attended schools for nearly four months now.

Two more vehicles in Srinagar including an auto rickshaw and truck was torched by the youth for defying shutdown call by separatists.

The two vehicles were torched in the state’s summer capital in the wee hours of this morning.

The truck was torched in Parimpora locality while an auto-rickshaw was set ablaze in Saida Kadal area.

“Both the truck and rickshaw suffered damages due to the blaze.”  

Meanwhile, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) central Kashmir Range, Ghulam Hassan Bhat told KNS a case has been registered in this regard while the investigation is ongoing.

Bhat earlier in a presser had informed that twenty-two people have been identified for their involvement in 13 fire incidents of vehicles. “Fifteen accused were arrested, while seven are absconding,” Bhat had said.

 

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