New Delhi: On Thursday, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s flick Padmaavat released amidst high security in theaters across the country. However, protests have emerged in different parts of India.
In Lucknow, Karni Sena members protest at Novelty cinema, present roses to people and appeal to them to not watch the film. A protester said-“We will also compensate money of the tickets in case people have already bought”.
In Rajasthan, shops were vandalized in Udaipur during protest against Padmaavat.
In Muzaffarpur, Bihar, protesters brandish swords, burn tires in protest against Padmaavat.
Violent protest in Motihari, Bihar
Tyres set ablaze in Muzaffarpur, Bihar.
Demonstration in Surat, Gujarat
Just before the release of the controversial movie on Wednesday, cops in different states had swung into action and made some preventive arrests.
Mumbai police had arrested 50 members of Karni Sena before the release of the flick.
In Gujarat’s Ahmedabad, cops had arrested 44 people.
On Tuesday night, some protesters had vandalised shops outside Ahmedabad’s Himalaya Mall. They also burnt vehicles parked outside in protest against Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s movie.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, some agitators had block Gurgaon’s Wazirpur-Pataudi road agitating against Padmaavat.
Protesters had also block Delhi-Jaipur highway.
In Mathura district, protesters had stopped train at Bhuteshwar railway station.
On Wednesday, head of Karni Sena Lokendra Singh Kalvi had said in a press conference, “Film should not be released”. He also suspected that he may be arrested.
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“My mother is Padmaavat, will say sorry to her,” he had added. However, Kalvi showed no remorse for violent protests.
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