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‘Padmavati’ controversy gathers momentum in Uttarakhand

Statesman News Service | Dehradun |

Many organisations have become active to ban the yet to be released Hindi movie Padmavati  in Uttarakhand. A delegation of Uttarakhand Chetriya Kalyan Simiti met Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Rawat in Dehradun on Sunday, urging him to ban Padmavati from screening in the hill state.

The office bearers of the Chetriya Kalyan Simiti submitted a memorandum to the CM demanding banning the movie in Uttarakhand. Chief Minister Trivendra Rawat said, “Appropriate action will be taken after watching the film.”

This is not the first time any social organization has opposed Padamavati. The process started from Haridwar last month with Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad members burning poster of the film. The ABVP activists visited a multiplex in Haridwar asking the owner not to screen Padamavati and also submitted a memorandum to Haridwar District Magistrate. They also warned of lodging agitation against the film.

Taking similar stand, members of Yuva Jagirti Manch submitted a memorandum to Censor Board of India member Alok Mishra on 19 November  in Haridwar.  Members of the Maharana Pratap Vichar Manch recently staged demonstration in Dehradun against the film. Clash between two group took place in Haridwar on 7 November over comment on Padamavati film.