• Tuesday, December 06, 2022

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Rampage in Ahmedabad over release of controversial film Padmaavat

Vehicles were set ablaze

By: Sarwar Alam

Hundreds of protesters went on a rampage vandalising malls and torching vehicles in the Indian city of Ahmedabad in a bid to stop the release of a controversial Bollywood film scheduled for Thursday (25). Violence against Padmaavat, a film about a mythical Hindu queen, started late Tuesday and continued into the night in the main city of prime minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat. Several hundred people attacked shops in malls, set alight 50 motorbikes and damaged more than 150 cars across the city, police said. Protesters claim the film falsely depicts a romance between 14th century Hindu queen…

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