Bhopal: A buffalo that was brought to a protest site by owners and directors of private schools in Madhya Pradesh’s Shajapur district went on rampage and injured a protester, a video of which has gone viral on social media. During the protest, the agitators demanded that the state government should allow the reopening of private schools. However, the Centre has earlier said that the schools across the country which were shut since March last year due to pandemic will only re-open once a significant portion of the population has been vaccinated against COVID-19.Also Read - SpiceJet Employees Protest At Delhi Airport Over Salary Issues; Airline Says Issue Resolved
In the protest time, the buffalo went on the rampage, floored a woman protester and created chaos. As the buffalo was brought in, people stood for the photo-op, but things changed pretty quickly. The protesters had to run to save themselves from the buffalo on the charge. Also Read - Buffalo Gives Birth to a Rare Calf With 2 Heads & 4 Eyes in Rajasthan, Villagers Throng to See It
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“We were stopped from carrying out our protests… Media was threatened against covering the same and reporting on the matter,” said Dilip Sharma, the district president of Ashaskiya Shikshan Sanstha, an organisation of private school owners.
Sharma added that they brought a buffalo to the protest site to show that their demands did not elicit a response, akin to playing flute to a buffalo, which fails to understand anything.
As per updates, at least 150 protestors had gathered at the site, where the buffalo went berserk, injured a woman protestor and created chaos.
These protestors had gathered to urge the state government to reopen private schools and to clear outstanding dues of students, who had been admitted to these schools under Right to Education Act. Later, the members of the organisation submitted a memorandum to a district administration, following the agitation.