Padmaavat protests: Few Gurgaon schools declare the day off
In response to the violent attack by miscreants protesting against Padmaavat release on a bus carrying schoolchildren and teachers, a few schools in the city have called the day off today. They include GD Goenka Public School, Pathways World School, Rose Land Public School, Lotus Valley International School and Amity International School.
Schools that have remained open are not expecting high attendance, as parents are shocked after what happened yesterday.
“My child studies in St Xavier’s High School in Sector 50. After the scary incident with the school bus, I have decided not to send him to school till this unrest settles,” said Anup Singh, parent of a 5-year-old boy.
Another resident of Sispal Vihar, Meghna Yadav, said, “My son’s school has not declared a holiday. But I will not send him. The movie is screening, and definitely, the protests will escalate. And clearly, these fringe elements are sparing anyone — not even schoolchildren!”
The district administration until Wednesday night had not taken the decision to close down schools. However, looking at the situation more schools are expected to shut down.
“When the administration can close the schools because of cold weather, why not now? In the face of what’s happening, the decision to keep schools open is absurd!” complained Paramjeet Singh, a resident of South City II.