Despite govt order school buses disallowed to ply on Kashmir highway during convoy movement; protests erupt

Srinagar: Protests broke out on Srinagar-Jammu highway at Lethpora after forces allegedly didn’t allow the school buses to move ahead on the highway and thrashed many students.

Reports said that a school bus belonging to Hajahad High School Awantipora was not allowed to move ahead despite an official order by the authorities that school buses and ambulances shall be allowed to move during the convoy.  However when the students protested, the CRPF men deployed thrashed many students.

Scores of the locals later joined the protest and blocked the highway. The furious local protestors said that they are being harassed every day by the forces. “If there is a formal order of allowing the students and ambulances, why don’t they follow the order,” said a local protestor.

Meanwhile, a CRPF official denied all the allegations and said that “forces did not harm anybody.”

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