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How Bollywood’s Padmaavat distorted a Sufi adore poem

Earlier this month, the release of Bollywood film Padmaavat sparked protests across India. Hindu right-wing groups, led by members of Karni Sena, a Rajput caste organisation, vandalised public and private properties and attacked cinema halls across five Indian states, demanding the film to be banned for allegedly “disrespecting the sentiments of the community”.  The film…