Kshatriya women threaten ‘jauhar’ if Padmaavat release is not stopped

Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh starrer Padmaavat is facing another threat with regard to its release, this time from female members of the Kshatriya community.

By: IANS | Jaipur | Published: January 14, 2018 1:23 pm
Padmaavat Deepika Padukone Padmaavat is scheduled to release on January 25.

In a new twist to the ongoing controversy over release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s movie Padmaavat, female members of Kshatriya community in Chittorgarh on Saturday threatened to perform ‘jauhar’ (self-immolation) if the screening of the film is not stopped by the government.

In a Sarvasamaj meeting held in Chittorgarh, the members decided to stage a phase-wise protest against the proposed release of film. The meeting was attended by around 500 people, out of which 100 females belonged to high-profile families of the city.

Speaking to IANS, spokesperson of Rajput Karni Sena, Virendra Singh, said on January 17, national highways and railway tracks across Chittorgarh would be blocked.

The film, already cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) after five modifications and renamed from Padmavati to Padmavat and now titled Padmaavat, is scheduled to release on January 25 across India. The Rajasthan government has, however, decided against releasing it in the state.

On Sunday, a delegation of the Sena will meet Rajnath Singh, who is scheduled to visit Udaipur, requesting him to stop the screening of the movie across India.

According to Virendra Singh, a representative board will also meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 16, who is scheduled to visit Pachpadra village in Barmer district for laying the foundation stone for a refinery project.

“A request will be made to him as well to stop the screening of the film,” he said.

“But, if despite all these measures the film is released, the women of Kshatriya Samaj will perform jauhar on January 24 — the day when the queen performed jauhar — and at the same site,” said Virendra Singh.

Chittorgarh Jauhar Smriti Sansthan general secretary Bhanwar Singh said that preparations were also being made to close the gates of the historical Chittorgarh fort once again.

Earlier, the Sena had planned a protest on January 25 and 26, but in the wake of Republic Day celebrations, the protest was rescheduled to January 17, Virendra Singh added.

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  1. Kuriakose Varkey Pariarath
    Jan 16, 2018 at 2:28 am
    Kshathriya women should read history right. It was Kshathriya men who failed to honor your privacy and pride through history. They failed to save you from opponents (in many cases Kshathriyas of other local kingdom), and moguls. The earliest known victim was panchali, the wife of pandavas, were she was treated like an object for gambling bet
    1. blackpower 666
      Jan 15, 2018 at 11:37 pm
      BIMARU Rajasthan! BIMARU Raje! BIMARU Rajputs! bunch of buffoons that believe in folk tales as reality and stuck in the dark ages