Category: Padmaavat

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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…

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Supreme Court rejects bellow to ban Bollywood’s Padmaavat

India’s top court has rejected a bid to ban a Bollywood film featuring a Hindu queen battling a Muslim ruler, allowing for the fictional period drama to be screened across the country. Right-wing Hindu and caste groups had protested against the release of Padmaavat. The Supreme Court in the capital, New Delhi, ruled in favour of…