Attack on school bus: State child rights commission seeks report from Gurgaon Deputy Commissioner
On Wednesday, a bus of GD Goenka World School, Sohna Road, was attacked by a stone-pelting mob which broke the windowpanes of a bus carrying students and teachers back home. The incident was met with nationwide criticism.Updated: Jan 25, 2018 23:06 IST
The Haryana State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (HSCPCR) took suo motu cognisance of the incident in which a private school bus ferrying children was attacked in Bhondsi area of Gurgaon, and sought a report from Gurgaon deputy commissioner on Thursday.
On Wednesday, a bus of GD Goenka World School, Sohna Road, was attacked by a stone-pelting mob which broke the windowpanes of a bus carrying students and teachers back home. Later at night, the Gurgaon police arrested 18 people in connection with violence at Bhondsi. The incident has received nationwide criticism.
“The child rights commission has sought to know what action has been taken by the district authorities in this regard. We are monitoring the case closely and are in touch with the authorities,’’ Commission’s chairperson Jyoti Bainda said in a statement.
The statement added: “It has come to the notice of the Commission that two children were injured in the incident. As many as 23 children and three women teachers were present in the school bus when it was attacked with stones by a mob protesting the release of movie Padmaavat.”
“The panel has sought a report from district administration about the incident. Police commissioner and SDM, South, have been asked to submit an action-taken report at the earliest so it can be sent to the Commission,” DC Vinay Pratap Singh said.
Haryana BJP spokesperson, Raman Malik said, “The state government has acted as per the direction of the Supreme Court and one should express his view point by staying within the ambit of law. Authorities have dealt with vandalism strictly”.
Calling the attack “unfortunate”, Haryana finance minister Capt (retd) Abhimanyu said that strict action would be taken against those involved in the attack. “I condemn the attack on the school bus carrying students in Gurugram and assure that strict action would be taken against those involved in the incident,” he said.
He urged people to not get swayed by sentiments, and behave as responsible citizens in the interest of the society.
First Published: Jan 25, 2018 23:06 IST