Padmavati row: after Chittorgarh, protesters bar entry to Kumbhalgarh Fort

Padmavati row: after Chittorgarh, protesters bar entry to Kumbhalgarh Fort

Hundreds of locals led by the Rajput community on Saturday blocked the entry to Kumbhalgarh Fort in Rajsamand district, demanding a complete ban on Bollywood film 'Padmavati', a day after a similar protest at Chittorgarh Fort against the movie.

The situation in Chittorgarh is normal on Saturday, SHO of Chittorgarh police station Omprakash said.

Circle Officer of Kumbhalgarh, Chandan Singh, said, "The protest is going on and the entry to the Kumbhalgarh fort is blocked." Elaborate security arrangements have been made, he  added.

The majestic hill fort of Kumbhalgarh is the birthplace of legendary king Maharana Pratap and an Unesco world heritage site.

According to the Chittorgarh police station SHO, Devendra Singh, who reportedly  shot in the air during the protest at Chittorgarh Fort on Friday, has been booked under the Arms Act, but not arrested yet.

Rajasthan was  on Friday  rocked by protests against the film with protesters blocking entry to the Chittorgarh Fort and burning effigies of the filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The entry to the fort remained blocked till 5 pm.

 

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