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Schoolbus attacked and pelted, bus torched, fire tender forced back

Saturday 27 January 2018, by siawi3

Source: https://sabrangindia.in/article/ex-army-mans-cry-heart-what-sham-we-indians-are-hypocrites?utm_source=winkemail

An ex-army man’s cry from the heart: “What a sham we Indians are! Hypocrites!”

Written by Col Gurmeet Sethi

Published on: January 26, 2018

My regiment officer Lt Col Gurmeet Sethi ’s grandkids were on the school bus that was attacked today! What use defending the border when our children and women, dalits and minorities aren’t safe within the country? And now you know why I hate the BJP for doing this to the country.
Col Sethi writes...

"An Anguished and Hurt Grandfather’s Cry...

The Bitter Truth !
What a Sham we Indians are! Hypocrites.

The nation (if there exists one) is going to, like every year, put up a grand show on Raj path this 26th January with its pseudo ’Unity in Diversity’ theme.
While we love to watch the contingents of the Rajputs, the Jats, the Sikhs and the Mahars march past in perfect synchrony, we fail to see the utter riot that runs amok in our hearts.

What has happened in Gurgaon today in the name of honour, what happened in Mumbai and Pune this month in the name of caste and what happened last year all over the country in the name of cow, rips naked the reality behind the bogus pomp and show of the Rajpath.

What use are our missiles and bombs when we can’t keep our women and children safe on the roads from our own people?

What use is the police when they choose to be dumb spectators to hooligans on rampage?

Forget China or Pakistan, we are enough in number to suck each other’s blood.

As little kids snugged under the seats of their school bus in Gurgaon today, I worry for the scar of trauma that plagues them now.

They won’t know why you pelted stones at their school bus, but they will never forget the fear you’ve sown in them.

The fear of going to school, the fear of being on the road, the fear of their fellow Indians.

You’ve taken away the joy of school bus trips from their childhood memories.

They feel weak and scared.

Their parents taught them to stand on their feet... you brought them to their knees.

F... your honor and prestige.

Damn your caste supremacy or the lack of it.

If anyone, anywhere feeling disgruntled (including your honors) thinks they can come on the roads with rods, stones and guns to vent, well..... let’s then have an open kill match and sort it out.

Why keep shit in our hearts and traumatize young children?

And if you feel this is the misdoings of a nasty few and you needn’t do anything about it... Lock yourself in your room and watch the republic day parade as a dumb stuck spectator ... And clap... For your conscience has march past you....in perfect synchrony!

- Col Gurmeet Sethi
Veteran Bombay Sapper
(His 4 and 6 yr old grandkids were in the Gurgaon bus which was attacked yesterday).

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Source: http://www.freepressjournal.in/india/padmaavat-frenzied-mob-attacks-school-bus-in-gurgaon/1209546

‘Padmaavat’: Frenzied mob attacks school bus in Gurgaon

By PTI

Jan 24, 2018 08:41 pm

Gurgaon: Around 20-25 students of a leading Gurgaon school had a narrow escape when a frenzied mob protesting the release of Bollywood film ‘Padmaavat’ attacked their bus.

The G D Goenka World School students were on their way home when a group of around 60 protesters, believed to be members of a fringe group, attacked the bus with bamboo sticks asking the driver to stop the vehicle.

When the driver did not comply, the miscreants pelted the vehicle with stones apparently to hurt the children.

The school bus staffer asked the kids to crawl under seats for safety and directed the driver to not stop it, Ravinder Kumar, PRO, Gurgaon Police told PTI.

“Some of the bus windows shattered and terrified kids cried for help. Fortunately none of the children was hurt in the attack,” Kumar said.

He said the situation was now under control.

The attackers also torched a bus in Sohna. They also pelted stones on a fire tender and forced it back when it came to douse the fire, officials said.

Despite prohibitory orders in Gurgaon, hundreds of Shree Rajput Karni Sena supporters also protested at Kherki Daula toll plaza on the Delhi-Jaipur National Highway.