Padmaavat protests: Mob torches bus in Gurugram, damages schoolbus


The entire incident was condemned on social media and netizens slammed the protestors for attacking the bus full of school children. Those arrested were allegedly part of the mob that pelted stones on the bus which carried school children.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi has hit out at the BJP after a school bus in Haryana's Gurugram was attacked by Karni Sena supporters over the release of "Padmaavat" and accused the party's "hatred politics" for "setting the nation on fire". Meanwhile, some reputed schools in Gurugram have chose to remain shut till Sunday in view of the violence over the controversial film's release as a precaution despite the district administration and the Gurugram police assuring adequate security.

A top Haryana police official said on Thursday that the film "Padmaavat" was screened in cinema halls across the state without any interruption.

"Currently, 13 people have been detained (in this connection) and action will be taken", confirmed Sandeep Khirwar, Commissioner of Police.

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Sporadic gunfire is ongoing at the compound as authorities work to contain the situation, according to the latest local reports. A suicide bomber detonated his explosives at the gate of the compound at around 9 am local time (10.30 am Indian Standard Time).

District Magistrate Vinay Pratap Singh said 'Executive Magistrates and police forces have been deployed at sensitive places.

Speaking to ANI, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) law and order, Mohammad Akil said, "Law and order situation is under control in Haryana. It is failure of administration", said one concerned parent who had come to drop his kid at school.

As per Section 144, people are banned from carrying firearms and other articles capable of causing injury, raising slogans and exhibiting placards within a 200-metre radius of cinema and multiplexes from January 23 to January 28.

Yesterday, the Supreme Court refused to modify its earlier order on the controversy-ridden film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The Apex Court had stayed notifications and orders issued by Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan prohibiting the exhibition of "Padmaavat".