On "Padmaavat" Release, Rajput Women Seek President's Permission To End Lives

Padmaavat has been been facing protests by Karni Sena and other fringe groups over allegations that it distorts historical facts.

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On 'Padmaavat' Release, Rajput Women Seek President's Permission To End Lives

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film "Padmaavat" will release on January 25.

Ratlam:  Twenty seven women members of Rajput Karni Sena on Wednesday submitted letters to Ratlam district administration, urging President Ram Nath Kovind to either stop screening of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film "Padmaavat",or permit them to end their lives.

The letters allege that the film presents Rani Padmavati in a wrong manner.

"Twenty-seven letters addressed to the president were submitted to the Additional District Magistrate (ADM)," Rajput Karni Sena's Ratlam district women's wing vice president Mangla Deora said.

"We demanded that the president should either grant us permission to embrace death, as we are not able to protect the honour of Rani Padmavati, or stop release of the movie," she said.

The film has been been facing protests by Karni Sena and other fringe groups over allegations that it distorts historical facts.

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Agitations were held in Indore, Sagar, Guna, Bhopal, Ratlam and other towns in Madhya Pradesh against the movie today.

The Supreme Court had earlier paved the way for all-India release of 'Padmaavat' and stayed notifications and orders issued by Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat - all ruled by the BJP - prohibiting exhibition of the film.

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