‘Padmaavat’ row: Karni Sena activists detained in Nashik
NASHIK: Police on Wednesday detained approximately 20 activists of the Karni Sena for protesting beside contentious film “Padmaavat”, which is planned for make public tomorrow. A organizer of the Rajput organisation had previous threatened that the activists would take a ‘jal samadhi’ (drown themselves) in the Gangapur dam, located around 10 kms from the district headquarters.
The movie, directed by “Sanjay Leela Bhansali”, has been facing protests by the Karni Sena and other tassel groups over claims that chronological facts were indistinct in it. As the activists gathered today near the Gangapur dam, they were detained, Nashik taluka police place checker Babasaheb Thombe said.
A director of the “Karni Sena” had yesterday said here that they will powerfully protest the film’s release.
He had also endangered that the activists would take ‘jal samadhi’ in the Gangapur dam and if the police arrests them, they will not seek out surety.
The Supreme Court had last week cemented the way for the countrywide let go of “Padmaavat”, by staying the proscribe on its screening in Gujarat and Rajasthan.