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Padmavati Protest: Effigies of Stars Hung at Chittorgarh Fort

Movies | | November 17, 2017, 12:07 pm
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 The famous Chittorgarh Fort's entry was closed on Friday (November 17) in protest against filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's movie ‘Padmavati’, which many claim has distorted historical facts. (Image: Arjun Singh)

The famous Chittorgarh Fort's entry was closed on Friday (November 17) in protest against filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's movie ‘Padmavati’, which many claim has distorted historical facts. (Image: Arjun Singh)

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"We have closed the first gate known as Padan Pol gate since 10 a.m. We are not allowing anyone to enter the fort. It is a peaceful protest and will continue until 6 p.m.," member of Sarv Samaj Protest Committee Ranjit Singh told IANS. (Image: Arjun Singh)

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 Tourists visiting the fort were requested to go back, he said. On an average over 3,000-4,000 tourists visit the fort starting from October, as the tourist season picks up. (Image: Arjun Singh)

Tourists visiting the fort were requested to go back, he said. On an average over 3,000-4,000 tourists visit the fort starting from October, as the tourist season picks up. (Image: Arjun Singh)

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"We have just started our protest and around 400-450 people are sitting on dharna outside the gate. The number is likely to increase as the day progresses," said K.K. Sharma, a member of the protest committee. (Image: Arjun Singh)

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 The police, however, said the number of protestors was not more than 250. The protestors demand that the movie, based on the life of Rani Padmini or Padmavati, who was the queen of Chittorgarh, should not be released. (Image: Arjun Singh)

The police, however, said the number of protestors was not more than 250. The protestors demand that the movie, based on the life of Rani Padmini or Padmavati, who was the queen of Chittorgarh, should not be released. (Image: Arjun Singh)

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"It is for the first time since Independence that the entry to the fort has been blocked," claimed another member of the committee. (Image: Arjun Singh)

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 There is a heavy police presence to deal with any untoward incident. Barricades have been put up outside the fort. (Image: Arjun Singh)

There is a heavy police presence to deal with any untoward incident. Barricades have been put up outside the fort. (Image: Arjun Singh)

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