Padmaavat: Two contempt pleas in Supreme Court against Karni Sena
Two contempt pleas have been filed in the Supreme Court seeking action against the Karni Sena which has been protesting the release of Padmaavat.
The pleas have been filed by Tehseen Poonawalla and Vineet Dhanda, an advocate. The petitioners sought action against the Karni Sena and others disrupting law and order.
The petitioners sought contempt charges to be pressed against those disrupting law and order. It said that they were trying to stall the release of the movie despite the Supreme Court making it clear that the same cannot be banned. The petitions will be heard on Monday.
There have been violent protests by the Karni Sena demanding that the movie is banned. Properties have been vandalised ahead of today's release. A school bus too came under attack.
The Supreme Court had rejected a plea demanding a ban on the film. It said that once the movie is certified by the censor board, there is no question of banning the film. The states of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh had once again petitioned the SC seeking review of the order. However, the court rejected the same stating it is the constitutional duty of the states to ensure that law and order are maintained.