Cong attacks BJP over inaction against violent protests

Posted January 28, 2018

Sandhu said 33 cinema halls in 9 districts of the state are now showing the film. "Violence and hatred are the weapons of the weak", he tweeted.

A Haryana Roadways bus was also set ablaze and another vandalised in Bhondsi area of Gurugram district by a group of around 50 men to protest against the release of "Padmaavat".

Eighteen people have been arrested in connection with a school bus that was attacked on Wednesday during protests against Padmaavat.

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Party spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi also accused the saffron party of trying to play politics on the issue, alleging that it had failed to maintain law and order in the states ruled by it.

Congress's communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala took to Twitter to term the attack as "unacceptable" and "reprehensible" that endangered the lives of children. The once which grabbed the country's attention was pelting of stones at a school bus filled with children and a few teachers in Gurgaon.

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". "One other teacher and I made a decision to stay on the bus until the last stop", said Bhargava, adding that some students also kept asking how their parents would return home from work in such an atmosphere.

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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.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday how he was unable to sleep after he watched the video of children being incredible distress due the terror attack by Karni Sena goons.

Violent protests have been taking place in the states of Rajasthan, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh against the release of Padmaavat, a movie based on the life of Rajput queen Padmavati.

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