Padmaavat: Haryana to abide by SC orders

Posted January 28, 2018

According to officials, the incident took place around Ghamroj village when a mob carrying lathis and stones attacked the bus. The teachers feared their fate would be the same. I stopped to ask policemen about it, and they asked me to leave.

The GD Goenka School's bus that was attacked.

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".

"We are trying to save our history, culture and this is not just our culture but of the entire country", Amu said on Wednesday.

The unruly crowd also broke window panes of transport vehicles in protest. "Older students were not present as they had exams, so most on the bus were youngsters".

If any person is found guilty of violating the order, he will be liable to be punished under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Singh said. The incident, they said, lasted close to 10 minutes, before the driver finally managed to race away. "We tried to navigate safely but got caught in the violence, fortunately we were able to ensure safety of children which was our priority", the bus conductor said. A call was then made to the principal and it was chose to proceed along the route instead of returning to the school. An FIR was registered on Wednesday in this connection.

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. Five rounds were fired, and the protesters were dispersed.

Several states had banned the release of the film in their respective states, however, at the behest of the film's producers, the Supreme Court intervened and directed that the film be released pan-India, spurring further protests.