Padmaavat: Karni Sena workers vandalise Bihar cinema hall

Protesters vandalize a cinema hall in Bihar's Muzaffarpur. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team Delhi, India Jan 18, 2018, 12.19 PM (IST)

Karni Sena protestors have once again taken the law into their hands after they vandalised a cinema hall in Muzaffarpur city in Bihar on Thursday. 

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This comes in the wake of Supreme Court's judgement against ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film "Padmaavat" in four states namely Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan.

The court ruled in favour of the makers of the film who said that the film had got a release certificate by the Central Board of Film certification and a blanket state ban on the film did not make sense. 

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Reacting to this news, Karni Sena called for "Junta Curfew" (public curfew) and vandalised cinema halls in Muzaffarpur. 

A leader of the group talking to IANS said that they would reach out to cinema hall owners across the country, asking them to not show the movie or face the consequences.

On Tuesday, Karni Sena had taken out a massive rally in Rajasthan's Dholpur to demand a countrywide ban on "Padmaavat", which is scheduled for release on January 25.

They have threatened mass immolation if the film is not banned.