Padmaavat row: Rajasthan govt bans Ghoomar song to be performed in school's Republic day celebration

Padmaavat row: Rajasthan govt bans Ghoomar song to be performed in school's Republic day celebration

Amid the raging controversy over Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film 'Padmaavat', Rajasthan administration has issued a circular to district education officers banning the Ghoomar song from the film from being performed at school's Republic Day celebration.

Udaipur Additional District Magistrate Subhash Chand Sharma has issued an order stating that students in both government and private schools should not perform on controversial song from film Padmavat during Republic Day celebrations. In a circular issued on Wednesday he has directed district education officers to inform the government and private schools within their jurisdiction.

"The reason behind this circular is stop any kind of untoward incident. We want peaceful celebrations on Republic Day", Udaipur District Collector Bishnu Charan Mallick said. 

The order comes in response to Shree Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena's request through a memorandum to not perform on Padmaavat's Ghoomar song on Republic Day. 

A copy of the order has been marked to registrars and deans of all colleges. Moreover district police has also been asked to remain alert ahead of Republic Day to ensure peaceful law and order situation prevails in the state.  

Few days back   Karni Sena members broke chairs in St Paul Convent School in Jaora of Ratlam district of Madhya Pradesh, following a dance performance on Ghoomar song.

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