Padmaavat protest: 50 Karni Sena supporters detained

Tushar Mehta, appearing for the state of Rajasthan, argued before SC, "I am not saying that allow me to ban the film, I had moved the Apex Court for certain modification of the Apex court's earlier interim order". They have taken the decision voluntarily.

The Supreme Court had earlier paved the way for the all-India release of 'Padmaavat' on 25 January and stayed notifications and orders issued by Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat-all ruled by the BJP-prohibiting exhibition of the film in their states. The apex court directed all state governments and not us.

The first to be targeted was Gulmohar, which saw some stone pelting before the mobs moved to Acropolis Mall where they set fire to over 15 vehicles parked outside. Meanwhile, national president of Karni Sena, Lokendra Kalvi, was in Gujarat over the ongoing protests against the release of Padmaavat.

"Following imposition of Section 144, there is prohibition on presence of people carrying firearms and other articles capable of causing injury, raising slogans and exhibiting placards within 200 meters radius of the cinema halls and multiplexes from January 23 to January 28", Singh said.

SHOPPING MALL ATTACKED: The Haryana Police on Monday registered a case and started an investigation into an attack on a portion of the Kessal Mall in Haryana's Kurukshetra town, around 100 km from here. The 6 member panel has decided that they will watch the movie only after given a full proof security by the state government.

"We have detained around 50 supporters of Karni Sena so far in different parts of Mumbai". It reached to a stage where the supreme court has entered the scene in protecting the creative freedom, freedom of speech and artistic freedom. The movie has gotten great online reception, and if it is allowed to release smoothly, it could do great business. Home minister Gulab Chand Kataria said that erstwhile Mewar royal Arvind Singh was among the panel of three people who had watched the film.

  • Essie Rivera