Padmaavat row: Chittorgarh fort off limit for protesters, tourists

Padmaavat row: Chittorgarh fort off limit for protesters, tourists

Padmaavat row: Chittorgarh fort off limit for protesters, tourists

A threat by a group of Rajput women to commit johur (self-immolation)to protest against the release of 'Padmaavat' fizzled out as police cordoned the entire Chittorgarh Fort and barricaded the entrance.

The fort wore a deserted look and was off limits for tourists on Wednesday. This is the second time that its doors were closed to the public.

The move came after members of the Karni Sena tried to break into the fort in order to stage a protest against the movie 'Padmavaat'.  

The police also  detained a group of women claiming to be members of the Rajput Kashatrani Manch, fearing that they would commit johur.

Tight security cover was put up at the entrance of the fort and the police foiled a protest march by a women's group.

The Karni Sena claimed that 1,900 women have registered for johur.  

Meanwhile, Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria on Wednesday appealed to the protesters to carry out their agitation peacefully.  

Talking to media, Kataria  said that maintaining law and order in the state is his duty and he would not allow anyone to disrupt it.

"We have appealed to protesters to protest while being within the framework of law and order," said Kataria .  

 
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