"It should not be given hype, because the lives of children are at stake," the chief minister said. His comments came after school buses came under attack of stone throwers at some places in the valley Monday. However, police claimed that the local residents of the area themselves gave chase to such "miscreants" and made them disperse at places.
Meanwhile, shots have rung out in Dhaka as paramilitary units of the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) have revolted against their officers, with the top brass feared killed while other officers are being held hostage. The saving grace is that the Bangladeshi army has held loyal and surrounded the mutineers. Both Bangladesh and Pakistan are badly in need of political stability at the moment. These events, therefore, couldn't have come at a worse time.