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Sword of Damocles hangs over 'Padmaavat'

21, Jan 2018 By shakeel ahmad

A Hindi feature film gets screening certificate from the Censor Board but the Sword of Damocles hangs on its release in the country’s cinema halls. The Rajput Karni Sena is bent upon holding its showing as its chief Lokendra Kalvi has castigated the film producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali and the Film Censor Board for going against the sentiments of the crores of the people.

More than this, the Rajput women are coming forward for jumping into the medieval period tradition of Jauhar. In this regard as many as 1908 women have got themselves registered. Further, Makrana has appealed the army for staying away from the mess in respect of Rajput women.

What is it when the BJP ruled states cover up the protest covertly and the furious Karni Sena adopts a very ferocious line of attack on the film release despite the apex court’s order?

There is mutually supporting excess here in the name of Rajput sentiments and the state governments find a painless way to forbid the big budget film show on the issues most dear to the Karni Sena. The TV debate loses its weight amidst soaring arguments among the panellists.

When the senior anchor like Sandip Chowdhary asks the rude or defiant groups, are you above the apex court? They deny first and foremost but oppose and spew venoms with the same energy. The BJP suave spokesperson in his legal sharpness admits of one particular version entirely wrong but spins answer in controlling the persons behind the protests. He accepts that the review petition is a constitutional right but keeps mum on registration of first information reports.

The Bhartiya Janata Party sees a lot of return in their support so there remains sheltered resistance to their constant protests in its ruled states like Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, MP, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.