Friday, 15 December, 2017

Man found hanging at Nahargarh Fort, anti-'Padmavati' messages found near body

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Garry Little | 27 November, 2017, 02:11

The Jaipur police are nearly convinced that the body found hanging at the famous Nahargarh Fort is not the result of a homicidal act to protest against the yet-to-be-released movie Padmavati, but is a suicide. Graffiti was found near the hanging body in the fort that read, "Padmavati, hum sirf putle nahi latkate" (Padmavati, we don't just hang effigies). He added that his brother had nothing to do with the threat note written on rocks.

The dead man has been identified as Chetan Saini, a local jeweler while the police isn't sure if this is a case of murder or suicide. We will demand an investigation.

He told Republic TV: "I call on Hindus in the United Kingdom and particularly my community brothers to protest against the screening of the film there". The film's release has been delayed from the initial scheduled date of December 1 following widespread protests, especially by the Shri Rajput Karni Sena.

Padmavati: Body found hanging from Jaipur's Nahargarh fort walls linked to protests against film
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"We have regressed. The only people we are answerable to is the censor board, and I know and I believe that nothing can stop the release of this film". HC junks plea against film The Delhi HC on Friday dismissed a plea against Padmavati, observing that such petitions were encouraging those agitating against the movie.

Opposition to the movie has gone to the top of Indian politics as Surajpal Amu, an officer of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), remarking that he would pay 10 million rupees to anyone who beheaded the film's star, Deepika Padukone, and its director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

"This is what happens when violent threats are allowed to made openly without punishment!" A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar termed as "hopeless" and "misconceived" a petition, seeking that a committee be set up before the film is released to check whether there was any distortion of history. "We welcome Sanjay Leela Bhansali and his team to our state".

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