Rajasthan police increases security fearing law and order issue after Supreme Court decision

Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor in a still from the film. Photograph:( WION )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 23, 2018, 10.15 AM (IST)

Security in Rajasthan has been raised following the Supreme court dismissing plea of modifying its earlier order on the stay on the ban on the film 'Padmaavat' renamed from 'Padmavati'.

Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria also addressed the law and order issue in the state and said, "Now, we have no other alternative but to ensure law and order situation in the state and that we will do".

Additional Director General (Law and order), NRK Reddy also asked additional forces to pressed into service and all district SPs have been asked to remain alert.

"Jaipur commissioner will be provided RAC companies to deal with the situation," said Reddy.

Additional Police Commissioner of Jaipur has demanded additional force deployment in the state to maintain law and order.

Today Supreme Court rejected the pleas of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh against the release of the movie, the apex court said, "People must understand that the Supreme Court has passed an order. They must abide by it. It is the obligation of the states to maintain law and order".

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's highly controversial film 'Padmaavat' is facing controversy from various fringe groups of the nation.

Rajput women in Chittorgarh has also threatened to commit mass suicide at the Supreme court if the film doesn't get banned.

Police in Haryana said a mall is Kurukshetra was vandalised on Sunday evening in protest against the movie. They said a group of 20 to 22 miscreants had attacked the mall with swords and hammers. 

Protesters had also blocked roads and set buses on fire in Gujarat on Sunday evening, again in protest against the movie.

The Rajput Karni Sena and several BJP leaders have opposed the film on the grounds that it violates Rajput sentiments, a claim that Sanjay Leela Bhansali has repeatedly denied.