Alleged Stone-Pelter Misses Science Paper



Irshad Ah Mir

A class 10th student allegedly arrested on charges of stone-pelting missed his Science paper on Saturday after Police allegedly refused to release him from the custody.

Police have reportedly arrested scores of youth from Pirchoo area of Pulwama district after the area witnessed stone pelting shortly after prayers on Friday.

“Among the detained youth was my 10th class son Irshad Hussain Mir who was supposed to appear in his Science subject examination conducted by Board of School Education on Saturday. Despite repeated pleas, police did not listen to anything and ruined his whole year,” Hussain Mir the father of the detained student told CNS adding that his son has “never picked up a stone in his hand” and he had visited to the area to meet one of his relatives.

Hussain added that it was the obligation of the police to accompany his detained son to the examination centre located at Government Girls High School Rahmoo. “I pleaded before the police officials to accompany my son to the examination centre but they didn’t bother,” he alleged.

Locals said that scores of youth were detained by police during nocturnal raids in Pirchoo and other areas on charges of stone-pelting.

Meanwhile, the shutdown continued in the district on the tenth consecutive day. Reports said that the traders’ community, local Auqaf and the youth convened a meeting on Saturday in which it was unanimously decided that if police did not allow them to erect ‘Martyr’s Memorial’ in Shaheed Park, they will hit to streets on Monday. “We have given two days ultimatum to police and if they did not permit us we will anyhow erect the hoarding there,” said a local.

Deputy Inspector General South Kashmir Nitesh Kumar said that youth should “concentrate on studies and not waste their energy on stone-pelting”.



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