Gurugram : Police arrest 18 people in connection with on school bus

Gurugram : Police arrest 18 people in connection with on school bus

Gurugram : Police arrest 18 people in connection with on school bus

"There will never be a cause big enough to justify violence against children".

After protestors reportedly threw rocks at a school bus in Gurugram on Wednesday schools will remain close.

On Wednesday, 20-25 students of a leading Gurgaon school had a narrow escape when a frenzied mob protesting the release of Bollywood film "Padmaavat" attacked their bus.

"This is to clarify that no Muslim boys have been detained in relation to the recent acts of vandalism on a Haryana Roadways bus and a school bus in Gurugram", said Gurugram Police today, according to ANI news agency.

Amid continuing incidents widespread violence and protests against the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film Padmaavat, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said BJP's use of hatred and violence is setting the entire country on fire. They have done all sorts of efforts, many of them even violent ones, to not let the film release.

In many districts, the state government issued prohibitory orders in wake of the proposed movie release on Friday.

Congress's communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala took to Twitter to term the attack as "unacceptable" and "reprehensible" that endangered the lives of children.

"Terrified children cry inconsolably and anarchy prevails".

As the driver tried to escape damage, they pelted stones at the moving bus.

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.

In some states, including Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Telangana, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Haryana, the members of Karni Sena and other fringe outfits have resorted to burning posters and vandalising the ticket counter of the movie theaters. As the bus approached Bhondsi around 3.15 pm, a mob of "50-60 young boys", allegedly raising slogans in support of Karni Sena and carrying "rod, sticks, stones, and petrol", barged inside.

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