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Padmaavat row continues as Indian Supreme Court to hear pleas against 3 States and the Karni Sena

The Supreme Court in India today agreed to hear pleas, in order to initiate charges of Contempt of Court, against the governments of Gujarat, Haryana, Rajasthan and members of the 'Karni Sena', for aggravated incidents of violence, in view of the release of the film 'Padmaavat'. Security has been tightened ahead of the release of the film. Protesters have been burning vehicles and attacking cinemas in several states, demanding the film not be released. Meanwhile, in neighbouring Pakistan, the censor board has cleared the film for screening, without alterations.

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