Mob burns bus, school bus attacked in Haryana.

Last Updated 24 January 2018, 13:56 IST

Protesters, including those from Karni Sena, agitating against the release of Padmaavat set a Haryana roadways bus on fire in Sohana division, in Gurugram on Wednesday.

The mob didn't spare a school bus with children on board in Gurugram on Wednesday.

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

A video went viral showing the children and teachers in fear, ducking for cover inside the bus as protesters hurled stones at it.

The mob blocked the highway disrupting traffic flow.

They also pelted stones at the police, who disbursed them.

The unruly crowd also broke window panes of transport vehicles in protest.

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

Multiplexes, in many parts, announced not to screen the film fearing damage to property by hoodlums.

Representatives of the Rajput organizations urged theatre owners to resist from screening the movie.

Haryana DGP BS Sandhu on Wednesday said the protesters will not be allowed to take the  law into their hands.

He said the police have been adequately deployed to meet any exigency.

The DGP assured theatre owners safety of their property against acts of vandalism.

Haryana is one of the states  that banned the movie's release.

Before the Apex Court order came in, the state cabinet in a meeting had  announced that the movie will not be screened in Haryana.

(Published 24 January 2018, 13:48 IST)

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