WION Web Team Delhi, India
Jan 24, 2018, 03.18 AM
With just a day shy of Padmaavat's release, tension seems to intensify in various parts of the country.
Ahmedabad, the largest city in Gujarat, has been witnessing a series of protests since a couple of days. The state government's move to beef-up the security across the state was challenged and toyed with when multiple multiplexes, shops and public property were vandalised by protesters.
Tuesday night saw Ahmedabad getting subsumed by chaos as mobs attacked shops, vandalised vehicles and pelted stones.
Wide Angle Multiplex and PVR Cinemas at various locations in the city were attacked. Close to 200 vehicles are reported to have been vandalised.
Deputy CM Nitin Patel urged people not to watch the film and noted that the state government had previously decided to ban the film keeping in view the sentiments of the Rajput community.