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Karni Sena withdraws protest against ‘Padmaavat’

Saturday,03 Feb 2018 09:56 AM IST

Media Eye News Bureau: The Rajput Karni Sena, who had been demanding a ban on the period film "Padmaavat", has decided to take back its protest, stating the movie glorifies the valour of the Rajputs.

The Karni Sena had launched a wide range of protests against against the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film on the grounds that it "distorts" historical facts and projects queen Padmini in poor light.

Shri Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena's Mumbai leader Yogendra Singh Katar said that they watched movie on the directions of organisation's national President Sukhdev Singh Gogamadi, and found that the movie had done nothing wrong towards the Rajput community but instead glorifies the valour and sacrifice of Rajput .

Last month, Supreme Court also lifted the ban on the movie imposed by several states and directed them to ensure its release.

The film was released in theatres across India on January 25 amidst tight security and protest from various groups, including Karni Sena. However, some cinema hall owners decided not to screen the film in the wake of protests being carried allegedly by Karni Sena members in Gujarat and Haryana.

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