Padmaavat: Rajput women to write to President for euthanasia

Padmaavat: Rajput women to write to  President for euthanasia

In a surprising move, Rajput women group in Chittorgarh, protesting against Padmaavat, has decided to write a letter to President Ram Nath Kovind, seeking his permission to end their lives  by  "active euthanasia".

On Sunday, thousands of women took out a 'swabhiman' (dignity) protest march in the Chittorgarh district of Rajasthan.

Clad in their Rajputi poshak (traditional dress of Rajput women), women took out a march which originated from Padmini Mahal in Chittorgarh Fort and concluded at Johur Jyoti Mandir also situated in the fort.

"We are filling the forms and writing a letter to the President to seek permission for euthanasia. We want to die with dignity. No one is hearing us out. Our sentiments are hurt with the release of this film. We will also sacrifice our lives like Rani Padmini did ages ago,"   Sangeeta Chauhan, secretary of Johur Kshatrani Manch told DH.  

The march saw a huge participation of women from Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. "The aim of the protest was to bring attention to the fact that we are united and are ready to go against the movie if it is released in cinema halls on January 25th", Sangeeta said.  
 
Unhappy with the Supreme Court order that stayed the ban on the release of Padmavaat in   four states, Karni sena has already  threatened to perform a mass 'johur' (self-immolation) on January 24 in Chittorgarh.
 
However, a committee led by Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria, which studied the Supreme Court's order, decided on Saturday night to file a petition on Monday or Tuesday.  

Karni Sena founder Lokendra Singh Kalvi has called for a "janata curfew" on  January 25 and has appealed to people to boycott the film.  Kalvi claimed that distributors in Rajasthan have assured that they will not distribute Padmaavat.

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