Anti-Padmaavat protest: Schools to remain close

Anti-Padmaavat protest: Schools to remain close

"The BJP's use of hatred and violence is setting our entire country on fire". Despite threats, several state governments are trying their best to offer a smooth release to the film and the initial reviews are out with Ranveer Singh's act as Alauddin Khilji being the most impressive.

A Haryana Roadways bus was set ablaze and another vandalised in Bhondsi area in Gurugram district by a group of around 50 men, alleged to be Shri Rajput Karni Sena supporters, on Wednesday to protest against the movie Padmaavat. The DCP of East Gurgaon said that Amu's arrest is preventive to maintain law and order. The Congress chief in its tweet wrote, "There will never be a cause big enough to justify violence against children".

Congress's communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala took to Twitter to term the attack as "unacceptable" and "reprehensible" that endangered the lives of children. The bus was carrying more than a dozen children from class nursery to class 12th and some teachers of GD Goenka School, and around 3 p.m. when it was attacked by a mob.

The law and order in the state seems to have totally collapsed ever since the Khattar Government came to power in the state'.

As stones rained, they cowered on the floor, shards of glass falling near them and makeshift weapons hitting the bus. "One other teacher and I made a decision to stay on the bus until the last stop", said Bhargava, adding that some students also kept asking how their parents would return home from work in such an atmosphere. The miscreants also pelted the bus with stones.

The petitioner said that by allowing the Karni Sena to "disturb peace", the Supreme Court's order which had stayed the ban on "Padmaavat", had been violated.

With Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film "Padmaavat" to be released tomorrow, protests led by Rajput communities and other fringe outfits took a violent form in various parts of the country.

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