WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Jan 25, 2018, 06.39 AM
The controversial movie Padmaavat released Thursday (under heavy security) as scheduled.
The movie however was a no-show in four states. Cinema hall owners in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, and Goa have refused to screen the movie saying they fear violence.
A contempt petittion was filed by Congress leader Tehseen Poonawala in the Supreme Court on Thursday against the four states. The petition said the four states had failed their duty to ensure law and order.
Padmaavat had been banned by the four states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, MP, and Haryana -- on the pretext of the threat of violence -- but the Supreme Court had revoked the bans. The court said it was the states' duty to ensure law and order.
The contempt petition against the four states will be heard on Monday.
A contempt petition was also filed against the Karni Sena in the Supreme Court for the violence they have unleashed and will be heard next week.
Karni Sena members protest at Lucknow's Novelty cinema, present roses to people and appeal to them to not watch the film. A protester says 'we will also compensate money of the tickets in case people have already bought' #Padmaavatpic.twitter.com/uezpold0lG