Padmaavat controversy: Violent protests seen in several states to oppose release of film [Photos]

Ahead of the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's controversial magnum opus Padmaavat, violent protests and vandalism have been reported in certain areas

FP Staff January 25, 2018 16:18:53 IST
Ahead of the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's controversial film Padmaavat, violent protests and vandalism were reported across the country on Wednesday. PTI
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Ahead of the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's controversial film Padmaavat, violent protests and vandalism were reported across the country on Wednesday. PTI
Even after the Supreme Court of India's strict orders to screen the film, protests have continued although several state-imposed bans have been rolled back. PTI
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Even after the Supreme Court of India's strict orders to screen the film, protests have continued although several state-imposed bans have been rolled back. PTI
Karni Sena members protesting the movie allegedly damaged two state roadways buses in Jaipur and blocked a road in the city's Kalwar area while scores of activists were held in Mumbai and Nashik. PTI
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Karni Sena members protesting the movie allegedly damaged two state roadways buses in Jaipur and blocked a road in the city's Kalwar area while scores of activists were held in Mumbai and Nashik. PTI
A bus was torched and a highway blocked in Haryana's Gurugram where protesters violated prohibitory orders while the police had to use force to disperse an agitating mob in Lucknow. PTI
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A bus was torched and a highway blocked in Haryana's Gurugram where protesters violated prohibitory orders while the police had to use force to disperse an agitating mob in Lucknow. PTI
With the fringe outfits opposing the movie remaining defiant, the Multiplex Association of India, which represents about 75 percent of multiplex owners, said the film would not be screened in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Goa. PTI
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With the fringe outfits opposing the movie remaining defiant, the Multiplex Association of India, which represents about 75 percent of multiplex owners, said the film would not be screened in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Goa. PTI
According to police in Mumbai, over 35 supporters of Karni Sena, protesting against Padmaavat have been detained. PTI
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According to police in Mumbai, over 35 supporters of Karni Sena, protesting against Padmaavat have been detained. PTI
Meantime, a bench headed by the Chief Justice of India will hear a plea on 29 January asking for deletion of scenes from the film. PTI
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Meantime, a bench headed by the Chief Justice of India will hear a plea on 29 January asking for deletion of scenes from the film. PTI