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Protests Against Padmaavat: Violence Spreads Across India

India | News18 | January 25, 2018, 5:45 pm
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 Activists of Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena holding banners and raising slogans during a protest against the release of the film

Activists of Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena holding banners and raising slogans during a protest against the release of the film "Padmaavat" in Coimbatore. (Image: PTI)

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 Karni Sena members protest against the release of film 'Padmaavat' in Patna. (Image: PTI)

Karni Sena members protest against the release of film 'Padmaavat' in Patna. (Image: PTI)

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 Activists of Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena holding banners and raising slogans during a protest against the release of the film

Activists of Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena holding banners and raising slogans during a protest against the release of the film "Padmaavat" in Coimbatore. (Image: PTI)

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 A burqa-clad woman walks past the security personnel guarding outside a cinema house, after release of the film Padmaavat in the walled city of Delhi. (Image: PTI)

A burqa-clad woman walks past the security personnel guarding outside a cinema house, after release of the film Padmaavat in the walled city of Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Karni Sena activists torched a car during a demonstration against the release of the controversial film 'Padmaavat' in Bhopal on Wednesday. (Image: PTI)

Karni Sena activists torched a car during a demonstration against the release of the controversial film 'Padmaavat' in Bhopal on Wednesday. (Image: PTI)

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 People try to douse a fire at Indira Theatre after protesters attacked the counter against the release of film 'Padmaavat' in Jammu. (Image: PTI)

People try to douse a fire at Indira Theatre after protesters attacked the counter against the release of film 'Padmaavat' in Jammu. (Image: PTI)

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 Driver Sukhbir Singh, stands next to a Haryana Roadways bus that was torched by a suspected mob protesting against the release of Bollywood film Padmaavat in Sohna Road, near Guragon, Haryana. (Image: AP)

Driver Sukhbir Singh, stands next to a Haryana Roadways bus that was torched by a suspected mob protesting against the release of Bollywood film Padmaavat in Sohna Road, near Guragon, Haryana. (Image: AP)

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 Policemen and onlookers looking on as a firemen personnel work on a car set on fire during a protest against the screening of Bollywood film 'Padmaavat' at Jyoti Chowk in Bhopal in Bhopal. (Image: AFP)

Policemen and onlookers looking on as a firemen personnel work on a car set on fire during a protest against the screening of Bollywood film 'Padmaavat' at Jyoti Chowk in Bhopal in Bhopal. (Image: AFP)

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 Protesters kicking the a film poster of Bollywood film 'Padmaavat' during a protest against the screening of the movie at Jyoti Chowk in Bhopal. (Image: AFP)

Protesters kicking the a film poster of Bollywood film 'Padmaavat' during a protest against the screening of the movie at Jyoti Chowk in Bhopal. (Image: AFP)

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 A firefighter tries to douse flames after Karni Sena activists torched a car during a demonstration against the release of the controversial film 'Padmaavat' in Bhopal. (Image: PTI)

A firefighter tries to douse flames after Karni Sena activists torched a car during a demonstration against the release of the controversial film 'Padmaavat' in Bhopal. (Image: PTI)

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 A bus employee inspects a Haryana Roadways bus that was torched by a suspected mob protesting against the release of Bollywood film Padmaavat in Sohna Road, near Guragon, Haryana. (Image: AP)

A bus employee inspects a Haryana Roadways bus that was torched by a suspected mob protesting against the release of Bollywood film Padmaavat in Sohna Road, near Guragon, Haryana. (Image: AP)

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 A firefighter tries to douse flames after Karni Sena activists torched a car during a demonstration against the release of 'Padmaavat' in Bhopal. (Image: PTI)

A firefighter tries to douse flames after Karni Sena activists torched a car during a demonstration against the release of 'Padmaavat' in Bhopal. (Image: PTI)

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 Karni Sena members protest against the release of film 'Padmaavat' at Beawar in Rajasthan on January 24, 2018. (Image: PTI)

Karni Sena members protest against the release of film 'Padmaavat' at Beawar in Rajasthan on January 24, 2018. (Image: PTI)

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 Smoke and fire emerges from a cinema ticket booth after an attack by activists in protest against the Bollywood film 'Padmaavat' in Jammu on January 24, 2018. (Image: AFP)

Smoke and fire emerges from a cinema ticket booth after an attack by activists in protest against the Bollywood film 'Padmaavat' in Jammu on January 24, 2018. (Image: AFP)

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 Members of Rajput community protest against the release of film 'Padmaavat' in Meerut. (Image: PTI)

Members of Rajput community protest against the release of film 'Padmaavat' in Meerut. (Image: PTI)

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 Protesters stop a commuter train from moving during a protest on train tracks against the Bollywood film 'Padmaavat' in Mathura in Uttar Pradesh state on January 24, 2018. (Image: AFP)

Protesters stop a commuter train from moving during a protest on train tracks against the Bollywood film 'Padmaavat' in Mathura in Uttar Pradesh state on January 24, 2018. (Image: AFP)

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 Policemen patrol a street next to a burnt motor bike, which was set on fire Tuesday night, following a protest by people, belonging to Rajput community, against the release of the upcoming Bollywood movie

Policemen patrol a street next to a burnt motor bike, which was set on fire Tuesday night, following a protest by people, belonging to Rajput community, against the release of the upcoming Bollywood movie "Padmaavat", outside a multiplex in Ahmedabad. (Image: Reuters)

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 People stands near damaged vehicles which were set on fire Tuesday night by a mob protesting against the release of Bollywood film

People stands near damaged vehicles which were set on fire Tuesday night by a mob protesting against the release of Bollywood film "Padmaavat" in Ahmedabad on January 24, 2018. (Image: AP)

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 A man walks past a store which was vandalised on Tuesday night by a mob protesting against the release of Bollywood film

A man walks past a store which was vandalised on Tuesday night by a mob protesting against the release of Bollywood film "Padmaavat" in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

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 Police personnel deployed outside a multiplex in Gurugram, ahead of film Padmaavat's release. (Image: PTI)

Police personnel deployed outside a multiplex in Gurugram, ahead of film Padmaavat's release. (Image: PTI)

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 People are seen through a broken glass of a mobile store which was vandalised on Tuesday night by a mob protesting against the release of Bollywood film

People are seen through a broken glass of a mobile store which was vandalised on Tuesday night by a mob protesting against the release of Bollywood film "Padmaavat" in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

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 Commuters move past damaged vehicles which were set on fire on Tuesday night by a mob protesting against the release of Bollywood film

Commuters move past damaged vehicles which were set on fire on Tuesday night by a mob protesting against the release of Bollywood film "Padmaavat" in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

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 Police men guard a movie theatre ahead the release of Bollywood film

Police men guard a movie theatre ahead the release of Bollywood film "Padmaavat" in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

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 Vehicles set on fire by a mob, to protest against the release of Bollywood film

Vehicles set on fire by a mob, to protest against the release of Bollywood film "Padmaavat" at a mall having movie theaters in Ahmedabad on January 23, 2018. India's top court earlier this week lifted a ban imposed by four states on the release of the film which is scheduled to be screened from Jan. 25. (Image: AP)

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 Police personnel outside a shopping mall in Gurugram ahead of film Padmaavat's release. (Image: PTI)

Police personnel outside a shopping mall in Gurugram ahead of film Padmaavat's release. (Image: PTI)

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 A Man walks past vehicles set on fire by a mob, to protest against the release of Bollywood film

A Man walks past vehicles set on fire by a mob, to protest against the release of Bollywood film "Padmaavat" at a mall having a movie theater in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

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 Members of India's Rajput community gathers at a mall having movie theaters during a protest against the release of Bollywood film

Members of India's Rajput community gathers at a mall having movie theaters during a protest against the release of Bollywood film "Padmaavat" in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

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 Members of India's Rajput community holds candles and shouts slogans during a protest against the release of Bollywood film

Members of India's Rajput community holds candles and shouts slogans during a protest against the release of Bollywood film "Padmaavat" in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

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 Members of India's Rajput community holds a banner and candles and shouts slogans during a protest against the release of Bollywood film

Members of India's Rajput community holds a banner and candles and shouts slogans during a protest against the release of Bollywood film "Padmaavat" in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

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 Policemen detain a protester during a protest against the release of Bollywood film

Policemen detain a protester during a protest against the release of Bollywood film "Padmaavat" in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

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 Members of India's Rajput community and others shouts slogans during a protest against the release of Bollywood film

Members of India's Rajput community and others shouts slogans during a protest against the release of Bollywood film "Padmaavat" in Ahmedabad. Placards in Gujarati reads "Bhansali down down", centre and "if you try to change history, then new history will be made", right. (Image: AP)

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 Karni Sena activists demonstrate against the release of Padmaavat, in Bhopal on January 22, 2018. (Image: PTI)

Karni Sena activists demonstrate against the release of Padmaavat, in Bhopal on January 22, 2018. (Image: PTI)

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 Rajput Karni Sena patron Lokendra Singh Kalvi addresses a press conference in Lucknow regarding the release of film 'Padmaavat'. (Image: PTI)

Rajput Karni Sena patron Lokendra Singh Kalvi addresses a press conference in Lucknow regarding the release of film 'Padmaavat'. (Image: PTI)

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 Rajput community people protest outside a cinema hall against the release of Bhansali's flim 'Padmaavat' in Jaipur. (Image: PTI)

Rajput community people protest outside a cinema hall against the release of Bhansali's flim 'Padmaavat' in Jaipur. (Image: PTI)

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 Members of a Hindu organization hold placards as they stage a protest while demanding the ban on the Bollywood film

Members of a Hindu organization hold placards as they stage a protest while demanding the ban on the Bollywood film "Padmaavat", in Mumbai on January 20, 2018. (Image: AP)

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 Member of a Hindu organization holds a placard demanding the ban on the Bollywood film

Member of a Hindu organization holds a placard demanding the ban on the Bollywood film "Padmaavat", in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

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 Members of a Hindu organization shout slogans against the release of the Bollywood film

Members of a Hindu organization shout slogans against the release of the Bollywood film "Padmaavat" near the office of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) in Mumbai on January 12, 2018. (Image: AP)

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 A member of a Hindu organization is detained by policemen during a protest against the release of the Bollywood film

A member of a Hindu organization is detained by policemen during a protest against the release of the Bollywood film "Padmaavat" near the office of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

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 Members of a Hindu organization carry posters and shout slogans against the release of the Bollywood film

Members of a Hindu organization carry posters and shout slogans against the release of the Bollywood film "Padmaavat" near the office of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

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 Members of a Hindu organization display posters and shout slogans against the release of the Bollywood film

Members of a Hindu organization display posters and shout slogans against the release of the Bollywood film "Padmaavat" near the office of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

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