Mall vandalised in Kurukshetra Haryana, suspected to be in protest against 'Padmaavat'

Police have identified few of the protestors and investigation is underway. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 22, 2018, 07.30 AM (IST)

A mall in Kurushektra, Haryana has been vandalised by 20-22 miscreants allegedly in protest of "Padmaavat" renamed from Padmavati.

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According to the eyewitness, that protestors opened fire and attacked the place with hammers and swords, claimed by eyewitness.

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The protesters fled the scene without having any words.

Police have identified few of the protestors and investigation is underway.

"Padmaavat" is facing protest across the Rajasthan by fringe groups, mainly from Karni Sena.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar asked that if cinema halls do not screen the film it would be good however he further assured that the security would be provided to halls screening the film.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial "Padmaavat" is facing a massive protest by Rajput and Kashtriya community in few states like Haryana, Rajasthan Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

The film "Padmaavat" previously banned in four states, Haryana, Rajasthan Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, is now scheduled to release on January 25, a day before Republic day.