No 'cause big enough to justify violence against children', says Rahul after attack on Gurgaon school bus

File picture of Rahul Gandhi. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 25, 2018, 02.47 AM (IST)

On the day miscreants protesting the release of 'Padmaavat' targeted a school bus in Gurugram, Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter to express his anguish and blamed the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP for the ongoing violence.   

The Congress president stated that violence and hatred are the weapons of the weak. The BJP's use of hatred and violence is setting our entire country on fire, he tweeted.

''There will never be a cause big enough to justify violence against children. Violence and hatred are the weapons of the weak. The BJP's use of hatred and violence is setting our entire country on fire,'' Rahul Gandhi said in the tweet.

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Around 20-25 students of a leading Gurugram school had a narrow escape when a frenzied mob attacked their bus.

The G D Goenka World School students were on their way home when a group of around 60 protesters 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. 

The school bus staffer asked the kids to take cover under seats and directed the driver to not stop it, Ravinder Kumar, PRO, Gurugram Police said.

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

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 Gurugram, hundreds of Shree Rajput Karni Sena supporters also protested at Kherki Daula toll plaza on the Delhi-Jaipur National Highway.