But they are pretty much like boy-scouts. One has to be seriously deluded to call them terrorists.
As regards the Mirwaiz incident - let's not have double standards. When Taslima Nasrin was violently attacked by secularist hoodlums in Hyderabad, the Congress government cowered and cancelled her visa, in deference to the violent secularists.
Kashmiri separatists set school bus on fire, driver rescues student
Srinagar's violent protests sank to a new low with protesters setting ablaze a school bus with a child inside the vehicle on Saturday. The incident took place as the protestors wanted to punish the bus driver for defying a shutdown called by the Syed Ali Shah Geelani faction of Hurriyat Conference.
Eyewitnesses said a group of people stopped the bus belonging to a private school at Nowhatta in the Old City area. They smashed the windscreen before setting the bus on fire. They even ignored the driver's plea to spare the lone child on board.
The agitators ran away after setting the bus on fire. The driver braved the fire and rescued the child from the blazing bus.
There was no police presence around the area when the Hurriyat supporters vandalised the bus. Police have registered a case and efforts were on to nab the perpetrators. There has been a fear that the incident could snowball into a bigger crisis.
Briefing about the incident Srinagar SP Shaukat Ahmed said, "Around quarter to eight in the morning near Ranga stop, four boys, two bearded and two clean shaven, stopped the bus. They sprinkled petrol on it, set it ablaze and fled away."
Schools had been closed in much of Kashmir Valley for almost three months last summer after a wave of violence.
Hurriyat leaders condemn incident
Condemning the incident All Party Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said, "We strongly condemn this. These are miscreants trying to give our movement a bad name. They are not at all related to the Kashmiri struggle. We have always said that our struggle is peaceful. What we are trying to achieve is based on justice and truth."
Veteran Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani said, "We have always believed in a peaceful movement and there is no question of using violent means in this struggle. We want to request those in favour of the movement to only follow the instructions given by the leadership."
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sayed ali shah, your bloody followers are now turning desperate as they were in 1987. Your pot of sins shall overflow soon. Sweep up will be done the way it was done it in 1992. Culprits will show up for the day they will see their final end. " laaton kai bhoot kabhi baaton say nahi maantay."
Last edited by IBRIS; 12-05-2010 at 08:50 AM.
Come on can't hey at-lest spare children.........
Children are not allowed to get educated in the valley as this will change the Minds of Younger generation whom the Separatists are actively Brainwashing... Well I think The School Buses need to be escorted
I personally feel its just a tactic to smear Geelanis reputation --as he holds much sway and influence over the people of occupied Kashmir
but the incident itself is deplorable i think.....Kashmiri struggle is undermined by such incidents; Inshallah wiser 'councils' will prevail.
Utterly despicable and desperate act.
The problem with the Separatists is that those who don't agree with their ideology have no rights to reside in Kashmir. First they drove away Pundits...now they are trying the same methods on others pro India Kashmiries
no, the pundits either embraced Islam willingly and decided to remain at their home or they fled next door to hindustan for purely economic reasons
Sad incident. May the culprits get nabbed and punished according to the law of the land soon.
its an pathetic act. what have the children done wrong to these people. may lord never forgive them.
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