Padmaavat Out Despite Four Kinds Of Censorship

A Rajput community group, Sarwa Kshatriya Mahasabha, in the central state of Chhattisgarh said they will continue their protests despite the court's order. The governments in these states are in the hands of the BJP.

Police in Rajasthan have enforced tight security for protests planned by the Karni Sena and other Rajput groups, its police chief, O. P. Galhotra, said. In Udaipur, miscreants tried to force shops to shut down.

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, who is in Davos for the annual meeting of the World Economic Summit, condemned the school bus attack.

The Haryana government had also banned the film. No one was injured in the incident, they said. "However, the state should take strict action against the law violators", said Nishant Saini.

"We will not allow the movie to be released", he said. Last but not the least, they don't even spare children and attack them mercilessly by throwing rocks at them.

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"While normal life in Rajkot city remained unaffected, some people, claiming to be associated with the Karni Sena, came out on the roads and forced some shops and schools to shut", the police said. Former British Prime Minister, the darling of the New Left through the late 1990s and early 2000s, was within a few years being pilloried, vilified and demonized by an ersatz alliance of apologists for Islamists under the aegis the effete European liberal establishment for being an ardent supporter of the US-led War on Terror in the aftermath of 9/11, first in Afghanistan and later in Iraq. Singh asked. "Since the start of the protest, we have been calling for a peaceful movement".

Heavy security has been deployed outside the house of Sanjay Leela Bhansali in Mumbai meanwhile.

Citing freedom of expression and recalling instances of courts refusing to ban works of literature and art, the Supreme Court on January 18 stayed the notifications issued by Rajasthan and Gujarat prohibiting screening of the film and also restrained other states from issuing similar notifications.

Devendra Mewara, a businessman, said, "The state government should enforce strict laws to safeguard the rights of those who are willing to watch this film in a democratic country".

"We have decided not to play the movie in any of our properties in Gujarat and Rajasthan", Deepak Asher, director of Inox multiplexes, India's second largest theatre chain, told Reuters, referring to the two states hit by the worst protests.

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