Padmavati row: Karni Sena activists vandalise theatre in Rajasthan

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Padmavati row: Karni Sena activists vandalise theatre in Rajasthan
Padmavati row: Karni Sena activists vandalise theatre in Rajasthan

Jaipur: Activists of a caste-based organisation Karni Sena on Tuesday vandalised a theatre in Kota in Rajasthan after reports that it was showing a trailer of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming movie ‘Padmavati’.

The protesters from Karni Sena, an organisation of the Rajput community, pelted stones and broke windowpanes, gates and the ticket counter and also damaged some office furniture between 3.30 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the theatre in Akash Mall,” Anand Yadav, Circle Incharge of Gumanpura police station said.

They also shouted slogans against Bhansali. Police resorted to mild lathicharge to disperse the protestors and detained eight persons.

Though police did not confirm it, but Sena sources claimed that the protest was held as the theatre was showing a trailer of the movie.

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