Jwala Gutta, Vijender Singh voices displeasure over stone-pelting incident in Gurugram
What's the story?
Ace badminton star Jwala Gutta recently took to Twitter to express her shocking displeasure about the recent attack by the Karni Sena on a school bus in Gurugram, an incident that forced many schools in the city to shut down. Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh also expressed his sadness at the incident on Twitter.
The Karni Sena, who are strongly against the release of the Sanjay Bhanali directed movie Padmaavat, have been taking part in continuous protests and strikes, the most recent of which was their strike on the school bus.
In case you didn't know...
In the sea of controversies that has struck the film industry of late, most of it has circled around the Deepika-Ranvir starrer Padmaavat, which is based on the life story of the historical queen Rani Padmavati.
The heart of the matter
Jwala, who is one of the highest ranked players in the doubles category of badminton and a bronze medal winner from the 2011 World Championships, is one of the most active sportspersons on social media, more so on Twitter.
She has voiced her opinion on many social issues and lent her support. When she commented on the recent horrific attack on the school bus, it was not the least bit surprising.
On Wednesday, a mob was reported pelting stones a school bus in Gurugram while protesting against Padmaavat. The bus which was carrying close to a dozen children and staff members was manoeuvred to safety, but another bus right behind it was torched.
Below is the tweet by Gutta.
The 2010 Commonwealth Games gold-medalist seemed to be specifically venting out her frustration against the Sena, which is infamous for protests against social and cultural issues in India.
Vijender as well could not believe that such incidents were happenning in 'his' Haryana.
The controversial movie is releasing today. Let us hope there aren't any more of such incidents in the country.
While it is good to see Jwala Gutta and Vijender Singh taking to Twitter voicing her support to the people suffering from the protests, it remains to be seen how much of an effect the protests will have, after the movie releases today.
Published 25 Jan 2018, 14:17 IST