Padmaavat row: Supreme Court to hear petitions of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh

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The States of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan today moved the Supreme Court (SC) seeking it modify its earlier order lifting the ban on the screening of controversial film "Padmaavat"+". However, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that the state has not stopped the movie, since it has got permission from the top court.

There is a huge controversy surrounding this movie now, and we have come to know that a lot of states are planning to ban the release of the movie.

The makers were heaving a sigh of relief that their film will see the light of day in these four states.

The Supreme Court also added in the order passed on 18 January that the states were under constitutional obligation to maintain law and order.

Rajasthan, in its application, has referred to several recent incidents of violence that has taken place in there and sought modification of the order to the extent that the movie is not allowed to be released in the state.

The film which is expected to release this week on January 25 continues to face opposition and pressure from protestors and the right-wing group Shri Rajput Karni Sena.

Karni Sena has called for a nationwide bandh on January 25 when the movie is slated for release in theaters across the country. The title of the film was also changed from "Padmavati" to "Padmaavat".

Activists of Karni Sena also staged blockades by burning tyres on roads connecting Ujjain to Nagda, Dewas to Maksi and Agar to Kota.

Earlier on Sunday, thousands of women organized a "Chetavni (warning) rally" in Rajasthan's Chittorgarh town.

The film tells the story of a 14th Century Hindu queen belonging to the high Rajput caste and the Muslim ruler Alauddin Khilji.

However, he warned, in case cinema halls screened the movie, they will be responsible for the consequences.

The trouble surrounding Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period drama Padmaavat refuses to go away.

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