MP school attacked for performing Ghoomar song of ‘Padmaavat’

MP school attacked for performing Ghoomar song of ‘Padmaavat’

Ratlam: A school in Madhya Pradesh was on Monday attacked by a group of college students, who claimed to be Karni Sena members, after they allegedly heard Ghoomar song been performed during the annual day celebrations of the school, media reports said.

A student of Saint Paul’s Convent School in Ratlam was reportedly performing the Ghoomar song, leading to the conflict.

The group attacked students, parents, teachers and even pushed children and threatened the school authority, according to eye witnesses. The activists even went on to attack the school benches, chairs and music systems.

Four of the activists have been arrested by the police and the accused have been charged with trespassing, rioting and creating an atmosphere of fear. However, the Karni Sena condemned such an incident.

Surendra Bhati of Rajput Karni Sena Ujjain told NDTV: “We condemn such incidents, we are here to fight for a cause to protect the dignity of our community, but we won’t create an atmosphere of fear. If any of our members are found to be involved in the incident, we will take action against them.”

The incident is an extension to the ongoing controversy over Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial film ‘Padmaavat’ (earlier Padmavati).

The Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial film has been marred into controversy after several fringe groups, mostly Shri Rajput Karni Sena, accused the film maker of distorting history and portraying Rani Padmini in poor light in the movie.

Haryana BJP leader Suraj Pal Amu even offered a bounty of Rs. 10 crore on the heads of Bhansali and Padukone.

The CBFC has announced that Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone starrer film will be issued a U/A certificate.

The CBFC suggested the makers of the film to change the title to ‘Padmavat’.

Despite the clearance by the CBFC, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh governments have banned the film in the respective states.

Till now the film is expected to hit the big screens on Jan 25. Earlier it was slated to release on Dec 1, 2017. Apart from Deepika, the film starres Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in lead roles.

Image: facebook.com/FilmPadmaavat

–IBNS

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