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Rajasthan government moves Supreme Court against ‘Padmaavat release’

The petition has requested the court to review its order that lifted the ban on the government-imposed ban on the movie.

| Updated:
February 1, 2018 1:04 am
Padmavati Controversy

Padmavati ban in Jaipur.

Jaipur: The Rajasthan government on Monday filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat slated to open in theaters in the state on January 25. The review petition argued that allowing Padmaavat to release in Rajasthan may cause a serious law and order situation.

The petition has requested the court to review its order that lifted the ban on the government-imposed ban on the movie. The court had allowed the producers to release the film across the country.

The court has admitted the government’s petition. It will come up for hearing on Tuesday.

Sporadic incidents of violence have already been reported in many parts of the country. Nearly two dozen masked men ransacked a mall-cum-multiplex in Kurushetra on Saturday evening.

Shri Rajput Karni Sena members met managers of several multiplexes and handed them memorandums asking them not to screen the movie.

Karni Sena has called for a nationwide bandh on January 25 when the movie is slated for release in theaters across the country.

The organization also warned theater owners not to screen the movie. Kalvi told media persons during a press brief in Jaipur on Saturday that it was now up to theater owners to decide whether the day would be celebrated as ‘Diwali’ or it would witness a ‘Lanka Dahan’.

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First published: January 22, 2018
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