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Protests after army men allegedly beat school driver in Anantnag

By Sameer Ahmad

Anantnag—Protests erupted on Srinagar-Jammu highway near Harnag Anantnag after Army men allegedly beat a school driver on Thursday, sources said.

They said that the Army convoy which was coming from Jammu to Srinagar ordered a school bus of local private educational institute, Shemford School. to stop aside, however the driver stopped a few meters ahead which infuriated the forces personnel and they allegedly beat him ruthlessly.

Eye witnesses said that on seeing the driver beaten by Army, dozens of locals and school students protested against the army action which led to the massive traffic jam in the area.

The locals raised slogans against the alleged highhandedness of Army men, witnesses said.

Reports said that soldiers allegedly beat up the students and resorted to aerial firing to disperse the protesters.

The driver has been identified as Nazeer Ahmad resident of Achabal.

A student Sheezan Zahoor S/O Zahoor Ahmad resident of Qazigund also suffered injuries,as according to Sources he was hit by a teargas shell.

Both  have been referred to Anantnag district hospital for treatment.

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