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Padmaavat protests: 18 arrested for attack on school bus in Gurugram

The bus belonging to GD Goenka World School came under attack as it drove past a mob that had just torched a Haryana Roadways bus.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: January 25, 2018 1:01 pm
Padmaavat protests, Karni sena, karni sena padmaavat, Gurugram bus on fire, Gurgaon bus attacked, karni sena gurgaon bus Screengrab from the video showing school children huddled in a Gurgaon school bus which was attacked by protesters.

Haryana Police Thursday arrested 18 persons in connection with yesterday’s attack on a school bus in Gurugram. The men were part of the mob that attacked the bus with stones and sticks while protesting against the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat. They are likely to be produced before a local court in Gurugram.

The bus belonging to GD Goenka World School came under attack as it drove past the mob that had just torched a Haryana Roadways bus.

A video shot by a passenger on the bus showed terrified schoolchildren crouching on the floor. The 13-second video showed a few shattered windows and a student sobbing constantly in the background. Staff members were heard telling the children to keep low and not get up.

“Traffic was clearing up when some men from the mob began throwing stones at us. They came at us with faces covered,” said Parvesh Kumar, the driver of the GD Goenka World School, Sohna, school bus.

There were ten children on board the bus at the time, who study in grades ranging from nursery to class XII, officials said. In addition, there were three teachers, one conductor, and a helper who were also in the vehicle, apart from the driver.

“We did not even have a chance to understand what was happening, or request the men to not harm us. They attacked us so suddenly that we barely had enough time to get ourselves and the students out of the harm’s way,” said a school employee who was in the bus.

Confirming the incident, Manish Sehgal, PRO of Gurgaon Police, said, “The school bus was driving past the area when a roadways bus was set afire, and protesters threw stones at the school bus as well. Some glass was shattered, but no injuries have been reported until now.”

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  1. The Void
    Jan 25, 2018 at 5:57 pm
    SOME CORRUPT AND GREEDY FRINGE ELEMENTS ARE TRYING TO ENCASH the present happenings. Be it a bunch of fringe news reporters trying to earn more money trough TRP, or some fringe from bollywood trying to get some visibility, or some fringe article writer trying to get some loyal readership!................ All these fringe elements are in present taking side of likes of bhansali, umar khalid, in past these fringe elements took side afzal guru, mf hussain, etc................, these people belong to same fringe family who have called Bhagat Singh a terrorist and jinnah a freedom fighter in our history books, they supported all this through media and history books written by paid historians.............. But these fringies need to understand that they are no more living in a BANANA REPUBLIC, as said and created by congress in last 60-70 years.............. These protests are a TURNING POINT, and a much needed learning for a loose and irresponsible ins ution like bollywood.
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    1. The Void
      Jan 25, 2018 at 5:57 pm
      HOW POOR AND DEFENSELESS HINDUS WERE brutalized by terrorists like khilji from turkey, taimur from mongo lia and akbar aurangjeb from uzbekistan ancestory to convert them to islamic cult is a historical fact.......... But you know whats ""THE MOST MISERABLE FACT?"" its this, that even after islamic terrorist rule is over, these converts STILL call themselves muslims, they STILL follow arabic culture, read their literature, and STILL praise and defend rapists, murders of their own family ancestors!......... they even name their children after those tormentors! What a pity!!........ Its called doing MENTAL SLAVERY, and this HABIT of mental slavery is due to inter-generational PHYSICAL SLAVERY for almost 1000 years....... But converts need to show right understanding and courage and break free themselves from this vicious cycle of mental slavery.
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      1. The Void
        Jan 25, 2018 at 5:57 pm
        TOOLS OF CONVERSION BY MUGAL TERRORISTS :--- 1. VIOLENCE: Most were converted using this methodology, Which included beating, killing, kidnap, rape to convert people forcibily, terrorists like taimur, khilji, aurangjeb followed this mostly. ------- 2.TAXES: Very low taxes for those who convert and very high taxes for those stay Hindus, like Jazia Tax, agriculture taxes and all other taxes ------ 3.LAWS and PUNISHMENTS: Laws were very harsh and harrasing for those who stayed Hindus, If anyone committed crime and choose to convert, he was given very less punishment. ------- 4.MONEY: Many were given greed of money to convert to islamic cult. ------- 5.LAND: Land was also given to some powerful but greedy and treacherous people if they convert... ------###SOURCE::### Various history books on medieval India, you can read yourself also.... Its was the great resistance and unparalleled bravery of those who refused to convert and fought back that saved this land from becoming islamic state.
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        1. The Void
          Jan 25, 2018 at 5:56 pm
          WHO ARE CONVERTS??-------------Mugal terrorists targeted those weak and poor Hindus who were defenseless, and to convert them they used extreme torture, beating, killing, rape, and in some cases money also.......... after conversion these people were treated as converted slaves by mugals.......their DNAs/Genes degraded under slavery for more than 1000 years..........WE HINDUS didnt bend knees to accept islam but chose to fight back,,, lakhs of us were killed and most brutal torture were inflicted on us when caught as prisoners of war,,, but we still kept fighting GENERATIONS AFTER GENERATIONS for more than 1000 years till we finished them..........THIS also gave freedom to those converted slaves........but instead of thanking for giving them freedom, they started fighting with the Hindus becaz of their inter-generational teaching of islamic terrorirism and quran which they started following after conversion.........and now they follow, praise and defend THEIR OWN TORMENTORS!!!
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          1. Egg Head
            Jan 25, 2018 at 5:55 pm
            Let maximum fine with the maximum sentence be imposed on these 18., so that it acts as a deterrent for others. These may not be members of the Sena but rowdies or wayward elements, but punishment has to be severe.
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