Haryana: Karni sena’s rage led to burning out theatres

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In the raging controversy on “Padmavati” on thursday, the members of Shri Rajput Karni Sena attacked a theatre and set it on fire in Haryana’s Faridabad city. This incident came soon after the Supreme Court’s stay on removing the ban imposed in the states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana. FIR was filed against unknown people.

As Supreme Court, stayed notifications and orders issued by Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh prohibiting exhibition of the film in their states, a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra also restrained any other state from issuing such notifications and orders prohibiting exhibition of the movie, and with this the bench also include Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud.

With interim order the bench said, “we direct that there shall be a stay of operation on the notification and orders issued and we also restrain other states from issuing such notifications or orders in this matter,”

The government of haryana, gujarat, madhya pradesh and rajasthan was been challenged by the producers and even after ban the producers submitted that the movie has undergone changes including in its title as suggested by the CBFC.

After getting clearance from CBFC, the plea has said that the states cannot impose a blanket ban on a film and its screening can be suspended in a particular area or areas on account of law and order problem, not across the states. Politicians of all hues, including some chief ministers, recently made public statements on the film, with many of them being against it. The set of the movie was vandalised twice – in Jaipur and Kolhapur, while its director Sanjay Leela Bhansali was roughed up by members of the Karni Sena last year.

Mahipal Makrana of Karni Sena said, “Central government has the authority to ban any movie which has the potential to disturb law and order situation. Hence, centre should step in to ban ‘Padmaavat’.”

AMU told to ANI, “Supreme Court order has hurt the feelings of crores of Hindus. The protest against the film will continue even if I’m hanged,” Adding to it, top court did not take into consideration the struggle that the Rajput community had to undergo.

Suraj Pal Amu, the controversial leader claimed that, the movie would divide the nation.

Now the the Rajput community in Chattisgarh’s Raipur have threatened to burn down the cinema halls that would screen the film. With SC’s permission, the film is all set for a worldwide January 25 release in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil, and will be the first Indian film to get a global IMAX 3D release.

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