Rajput Hindu Groups Threaten to Blow Up Cinema Halls Over Release of Film

Rajput groups from Ambala and in and around Punjab have declared that they will burn cinema halls if the film Padmavat is released. The open threats by the groups went unnoticed and broadcaster on every news channel causing fear among theatre goers. Many people are scared to go watch the film in fear that they will be attacked. The groups have been calling a ban on the film however after passage from the censor board the film is set to release.

The Supreme Court of India has issued orders to the states that no state can ban the film following approval from the censor board.

Protesters gathered in Ambala and openly threatened violence.

How often do we see governments, meant to uphold the rule of law, give in to rule of mob. The latest: the Rajasthan government which has decided to ban the screening of the film Padmavat, in the state. This despite the film – and the filmmakers – having to literally grovel in multiple forums – putting out videos to claim the film is not anti-Rajput, appear before a parliamentary panel and eventually even getting clearance from the Central Board of Film Certification. Statement by the chief minister said that sentiments of people have to be respected and Rani Padmini is pride of Rajasthan not just a history chapter.

Women weren’t behind in supporting their Rajput princess:

(ANI): Rajput women organised ‘Swabhimaan Yatra’ against the film Padmaavat in Rajasthan’s Chittorgarh on Sunday. The women raised slogans in favour of Rajput women and Rani Padmavati. Padmaavat’s trouble does not seem to end anytime soon. On the other hand, Shri Rajput Karni Sena has been protesting against the Deepika Padukone starrer film for distorting historical facts.

A large number of women from Rajput community under the aegis of Karni Sena, waving swords in their hands, demonstrated on Sunday in Kota against the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati

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