Ahead of Padmaavat's release, groups threaten Bharat Bandh on 25 January

Various incidents of violence were reported in many parts of Gujarat against the release of the movie Padmaavat. This is even though the Supreme Court has given the go ahead for the all-India release of the film on 25 January.

Despite Supreme Court clearance, groups carry out protests against Padmaavat

Incidents of violence were reported in areas like Banaskantha to Gandhinagar, and roads were blocked at various places. The protest was by a group called Mahakal Sena, which set vehicles and tyres on fire, causing massive traffic jams on National Highway 27.

Another group called Karni Sena has called for a Bharat Bandh on 25 January over the release of the movie. A protest was also staged a protest in Ambala, and threatened to burn down theatres that screen the film.

Theatre owners in Gujarat have decided not to screen the movie as they are scared of the protest and can’t afford to bear the loss.

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