The members of Rajput Karni Sena and other fringe groups have been leaving no stone unturned in protesting against the release of Bhansali’s magnum opus Padmaavat. Even after getting a U/A certificate from CBFC, the film is banned in few states.
And now again, Karni Sena members blocked the highway connecting Udaipur, Kota and Bhilwara with Chittorgarh to protest against the proposed screening of controversial movie “Padmaavat” from January 25.
According to reports, the highway stretch near Rithala Square in Chittorgarh is extremely crowded. Around 200 police personnel have been deputed in and around Chittorgarh to avert any untoward incident.
On Saturday, Shri Rajput Karni Sena spokesperson Virendra Singh had announced that they would be blocking the National Highways and rail tracks across Chittorgarh on January 17.
Speaking to IANS on Wednesday, the Karni Sena spokesperson said: “We will continue our protest… We are around 2,000 in number now and we are sure that this number will go up by this evening.”
Incidents of tyres being burnt on the highway have also been reported from Chittorgarh.
The film has been banned in four states including Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.