Padmavat protest turns violent in Gurugram, bus vandalised


New Delhi: A bus was vandalised by miscreants at the National Highway-8 in Gurugram on Monday over their objection to the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Padmaavat. Earlier in the day, miscreants vandalised a mall in Haryana’s Kurukshetra, over the same issue.

Padmavat is going to release on 25th of January but members of some right wing outfits are putting pressure on the government and creating a situation of chaos. Today,Members of Karni Sena distributed a memorandum in all the theatres of Haryana’s Gurugram asking them not to screen controversial movie ‘Padmaavat’. In many cases they have issued a warning also.

When the members of Karni Sena were asked that what they would do when the film is screened on January 25, they said, “Wait and watch what happens on 25th.” Meanwhile, members of same organisation burnt ‘Padmaavat’ posters and staged protest against the release of the movie in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow and said, “We will protest in front of every theatre and urge not to screen the movie”.

The Supreme Court, recently, stayed notifications issued by the four states – Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Gujarat – to ban the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum-opus. Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan said that they will re-knock the door of Supreme Court.

In its interim order, the court said all states are constitutionally obliged to maintain law and order and prevent any untoward incident during the screening of the film after permission has been granted by the Central Board of Film Certification.