Rajasthan Home Minister confirms arrest of eight accused for vandalising mall

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The Karni Sena members vandalised booking counters, glass windows and gates, and office furniture of the theatre, Anand Yadav, circle in charge of Gumanpura police station, said.

Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria on Tuesday reiterated that no one would be allowed to the law in their hands.

Earlier in the day, Karni Sena members vandalised Aakash Mall in Rajasthan's Kota in protest against showing the trailer of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's controversy film "Padmavati".

"In a democracy everyone has right to protest". Bhansali is continuously saying that he has taken care of Rajput's pride and emotions and there is nothing in this film which will disgrace them.


Bhanwar Singh, president, Bengaluru unit president Sena, told reporters on Monday that various organisations such as Rajput Samaj Karnataka, Akhil Bharatiya Ekta Manch, Maharana Pratap Navayuvak Mandal, Rajput Parishad, Rajput Sabha, Kshatriya Mahasabha and others will participate in the rally to register their protest.

No case has been registered in connection with the violence.

Sati Padmavati, on whose life the movie is based, is revered as goddess in many parts of Rajasthan.

A few Karni Sena activists had submitted a memorandum to the theatre manager demanding him to stop the screening of the trailer. They had issued warnings that they would set theatres on fire if the movie was screened. The Rajput Karni Sena is claiming that Padmavati insults the Rajput community and is a distortion of history, which "hurts their religious sentiments".


Branding themselves as protectors of culture, the men shouted slogans against the film and filmmaker, Sanjay Leela Bhansali. "I am neither supporting nor opposing the film". What have we gotten ourselves into?

Deepika's comments did not go down well with BJP leader Subramanian Swamy.

The Hindi film industry has come out in support of the period drama criticising the protest.


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