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Padmavati row: Body found hung in Jaipur fort with message: We don’t just hang effigies.

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The protest is over a purported scene in which a man besotted with a woman’s beauty dreams about her, and both the characters are based on a popular story with little historical basis. Protests persist despite the producer saying there is no such scene in the movie.

The ugly controversy over Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film ‘Padmavati’ turned ominous with a body found hanging at the Nahargarh Fort of Rajasthan’s Jaipur with a note scribbled on a rock nearby linking it to the movie.

The note says in Hindi, “Hum sirf putley nahin latkaate (We don’t just hang only effigies)”. Underneath this is written: “Padmavati”.

The deceased was identified as 40-year-old Chetan Saini. The police said he was strangled using a plastic wire, the police said, adding that his Aadhaar Card was found in his pocket.

Media reports said the Shri Rajput Karni Sena, which is at the forefront of anti-Padmavati protests, has denied its involvement in the incident. Mahipal Singh Makrana, a member of the outfit was quoted as saying, “This is not our way of protest. I want to tell people not to resort to such methods.”

The police said the matter was under investigation and it was too early to comment on whether it was a case of suicide or murder or about who was behind it.

Shri Rajput Karni Sena’s chief, Lokendra Singh Kalvi has also denied any involvement in the case and condemned the incident. The outfit also said that they will withdraw their protest if the descendants of the royal Chittor family give their approval for screening the film in theatres.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1511534822962{margin-bottom: 20px !important;border-bottom-width: 20px !important;padding-top: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;background-color: #a2b1bf !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text]Actress Alia Bhatt expresses shock; Brother of deceased says it appears to be murder

Alia-BhattAlia Bhatt expressed her shock in a tweet: “This is what happens when violent threats are allowed to made openly without punishment. What is happening? Shocked.”[/vc_column_text][vc_raw_html]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[/vc_raw_html][vc_column_text]Ram Ratan Saini, brother of the man who was found hanging at the Jaipur fort with death notes engraved in protest of Bollywood movie ‘Padmavati’, also said the death has nothing to do with the note written in the rocks.

“My brother cannot commit suicide, it appears to be a murder. Will demand for an investigation into the death. He has nothing to do with it (threat note written on rocks #Padmavati ),” said Ram Ratan Saini, brother of the deceased, reported ANI.[/vc_column_text][vc_raw_html]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[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]‘Padmavati’ has been mired in controversies ever since its shooting started, with elements like members of the Karni Sena of the Rajput community and some other groups protesting against the movie, claiming the film distorts ‘historical facts’. The Karni Sena assauled Mr Bhansali and vandalized his set while he was shooting ‘Padmavati’ in Jaipur in January.

Activists of the Karni Sena earlier this month vandalised a theatre in Kota, Rajasthan, over reports that it was showing a trailer of ‘Padmavati’. Threats have been issued to give actress Deepika Padukone, who plays queen Padmini, the same treatment as that given to Ramayan’s Soorpnakha by Laxman by cutting off her nose.

Rewards were announced for beheading Padukone and Bhansali. On November 19, BJP leader Suraj Pal Amu doubled the bounty on Bhansali and Deepika’s head to Rs 10 crores.

‘Padmavati’ was supposed to release on December 1 but it has been postponed indefinitely. It is reportedly yet to be cleared by the Central Board for Film Certification (CBFC), whose job is to certify films for viewing by audience of different age groups but is commonly called the ‘Censor Board’ for its tendency to cut scenes it deems ‘inappropriate’.

Meanwhile, ‘Padmavati’ was cleared by the British censors without a single cut on Thursday.

The Delhi high court has dismissed a petition seeking the setting up of a panel prior to the release of film ‘Padmavati’ to ensure there is no ‘distortion of history’. The HC said that the PIL against the release of “Padmavati” is hopeless and misconceived and such pleas are encouraging people who are agitating against it. According to the petition, Padmavati should first be screened in front of three prominent historians from top universities and a retired High Court judge, apart from the Censor Board.

Earlier, the Supreme Court rejected pleas to remove objectional scenes from Padmavati and stall the release of the film, saying it was the CBFC’s job.

Padmavati stars Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmini alongside Shahid Kapoor who plays the role of Raja Rawal Ratan Singh. Ranveer Singh plays the cruel Sultan Alauddin Khilji who is obsessed with the queen’s beauty.

Historians, film personalities and many celebrities have come out in support of the film, while a range of politicians from both BJP and Congress have backed the protestors.

The story of Padmini comes from 16th century poem ‘Padmavat’ written by Malik Muhammad Jayasi.

Though they have not seen the movie, leaders of the Karni Sena and several politicians say the 13th-century queen, Padmini, has been disrespected by Bhansali allegedly in a scene where Muslim invading king Alauddin Khilji dreams that Padmini is romantically involved with him.

So, essentially, the protest is over a purported scene in which a man besotted with a woman’s beauty dreams about her, and both the characters are based on a popular story with little historical basis.

And the protests persist despite the producer saying that there is no such scene in the movie. Bhansali has denied depicting any romance between Padmini and Khilji or any such dream sequence.

This did not prevent several politicians from demanding a ban on the movie, while Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Gujarat, and Rajasthan have already refused to allow a release of the movie in the state even if it is cleared by the censors.

The lavishly mounted film, starring Deepika Padukone in the title role, and Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, is a joint production by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Bhansali Productions.

Members of the Rajput community continue their protests. There was one in Nangloi area of Delhi, with protests brandishing swords. There were no reports from the Delhi Police about any arrests being made.

On Thursday, Karni Sena had threatened to burn theatres in the UK after the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) cleared Padmavati for the UK audience.

Viacom 18, however, said there was no plan to release the film globally without first getting clearance from India’s CBFC. As the film was supposed to release on December 1, there are over 50 countries where this process (of certification) is on, it was reported to have said.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Arvind Kejriwal says BJP started Operation Jhaadu to crush AAP

The Delhi chief minister alleged BJP has started Operation Jhaadu so that they do not grow big and become a challenge to them

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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday alleged BJP has started Operation Jhaadu to crush the Aam Aadmi Party since its popularity among the people is rising too fast. Kejriwal was addressing Aam Aadmi Party workers at the party office in New Delhi where he claimed the AAP’s bank accounts would be frozen after elections and they will be brought on the roads and left without an office.

The Delhi chief minister alleged BJP has started Operation Jhaadu so that they do not grow big and become a challenge to them.  He further added that through Operation Jhaadu, AAP’s big leaders will be arrested; they are being arrested, and in the coming days, Aam Aadmi Party’s bank accounts will be frozen.

Kejriwal pointed out that ED’s lawyer has already given this statement in court that soon after the election, AAP’s bank accounts will be frozen. He said that if they freeze their accounts now, then AAP will get sympathy. As a result after the election, ED will freeze AAP’s bank accounts. He said AAP’s party office will be cleared out, and the party will be brought to the streets.  Kejriwal said these are the 3 plans made by the BJP.

The Delhi chief minister claimed that no gold or money has been recovered from him, and the BJP, by creating false cases has got AAP leaders arrested. Kejriwal recalled that since the time he came to power in 2015, many allegations had been against him by the BJP. He said after the liquor policy scam has happened people are asking them if the scam happened then where is the money. He pointed out that in other places, when raids happen, notes and gold are recovered, but here nothing was found. Kejriwal asked the people that where is all the money? He said BJP had made fake cases and arrested AAP leaders.

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PM Modi says Congress is the mother of corruption, party was involved in coal and 2G scams

PM Modi said, Congress and JMM know nothing about development and their only job is to speak lies, loudly, again and again, and everywhere, their only objective is to do an the X-ray of poor people’s wealth and steal it.

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PM Modi says Congress is the mother of corruption, party was involved in coal and 2G scams

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed an election rally in Jharkhand’s Jamshedpur on Sunday (May 19) amid the ongoing Lok Sabha Elections 2024.  While addressing the election rally in Jamshedpur PM Modi said, people’s excitement told him what result will come on June 4 in Jamshedpur.

He recalled the time when he used to work as a BJP party worker for many years and used to ask people at that time they would come at 10 or 11 am to attend an election rally. But today he was witnessing a huge crowd here. The prime minister thanked all of them and said Lok Sabha election decides and strengthens the future of the country.

During a public rally in Jamshedpur, PM Modi said, Congress and JMM know nothing about development and their only job is to speak lies, loudly, again and again, and everywhere, their only objective is to do an the X-ray of poor people’s wealth and steal it. He further accused the Congress and JMM of snatching the reservation of SC and ST and the party leaders of the two parties are continuously abusing Modi every day. He asked if they are not able to think beyond this? He said the whole country has realised their truth.

PM Modi said, Congress and their ally parties, wherever they have governments, he challenged those chief ministers and this is not his political statement. The prime minister said Congress’s Shehzada keeps opposing business industries, businessmen and investments.

 PM Modi asked which businessman will go and invest in those states? What will happen to the youths of those states?  He said all investors who come to him and say that they would not go to these states because of their ideology against them. He said businessmen are verbally abused there and investors are forced to think that since Shehzada has this kind of thoughts, his ally parties would have the same thoughts as well. PM Modi added Congress is the mother of corruption and party was involved in coal and 2G scams as well

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Rahul Gandhi says Kejriwal will vote for Congress and he will vote for AAP

Gandhi said that if the prime minister comes in front of him, he would ask him questions about crony capitalism, unemployment, inflation, and farm issues.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was addressing an election rally on Saturday where he said that Arvind Kejriwal will vote for a Congress candidate and that he will vote for an AAP candidate in Delhi in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections as a mark of strong bond between the two allies.

He further added workers of Congress and of AAP to work together to ensure the victory of their alliance in all 7 Lok Sabha seats in the national capital. In his address, Gandhi also challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a debate concerning the issues of India. The Congress leader said he is ready to debate with PM Modi whenever and wherever he wants, but he was confident that PM Modi would not come.

Notably, former Supreme Court judges Madan B Lokur and Ajit P Shah and senior journalist N Ram had written to Gandhi and PM Modi recently and invited them to a platform for a debate on the key Lok Sabha election issues. Gandhi said that if the prime minister comes in front of him, he would ask him questions about crony capitalism, unemployment, inflation, and farm issues.

The Wayanad MP said in his address that PM Modi has only worked for 22-25 people. He asked small businessmen from Chandni Chowk, what PM Modi had done for them? He said demonetization, GST, and other taxes had impacted small businessmen. He said billions of rupees of Adani and Ambani had been waived off. Gandhi said BJP is privatising railways and other PSUs as well.

The former Congress president questioned the prime minister about introducing the now-scrapped electoral bond scheme and further accused him of extorting money with the help of central agencies such as the Enforcement Directorate (ED). Gandhi reffered to Delhi as the Brotherhood Capital and said that if people work together with love, there is progress.

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