Padmaavat Protests: Day After Attack On Gurugram School Bus, 18 People Arrested

Padmaavat Row Frenzied mob attacks school bus in Gurgaon

Padmaavat Row Frenzied mob attacks school bus in Gurgaon

"The BJP's use of hatred and violence is setting our entire country on fire", Gandhi said in his tweet hours after a video of scared children crouching in the school bus targeted by hooligans protesting the Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie prompted nationwide outrage on Wednesday (24 January).

Attacking the state's Bharatiya Janata Party government, Surjewala said: "The government which can not bring law and order under control has no right to remain in power". He said that the way the school bus was attacked, another bus was torched can't be forgiven.

Senior Congress leader Randeep Surjewala condemned the shameful attack in a school bus carrying students by protesters against the release of the controversial film "Padmaavat".

The assurances come a day after malls and vehicles in Gurgaon, the commercial capital of Haryana, came under attack, allegedly from activists of Shri Rajput Karni Sena.

"Currently, 13 people have been detained (in this connection) and action will be taken", he said.

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Ravinder Kumar, PRO, Gurgaon Police told sources that the school bus staff asked the kids to crawl under seats for safety and directed the driver to not stop it.

The district administrations depending upon the situation have also imposed (prohibitory orders under) Section 144 of the CrPC near theatres, he said. The apex court had earlier set aside the notification passed by the states of Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Gujarat to ban the release of the flick.

Police have till now arrested 31 agitators, including the 18 sent to judicial custody on Thursday. Rajput Karni Sena has been against the film ever since the days it was being shot.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had on Monday said "If someone decides not to screen the film due to the appeals made, it will be very good".

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