Protestors vandalise mall, torch vehicles in Ahmedabad to oppose ‘Padmaavat’

By 24th January 2018 0 Comments

Gujarat: A mall and adjacent shops vandalised, vehicles torched in protest against #Padmaavat in Ahmedabad’s Memnagar, police at the spot. Mall Manager Rakesh Mehta says, ‘we had put up boards saying we won’t screen the film still the mall was attacked by a horde of men’.

Dozens of people, believed to be Karni Sena members, vandalised a mall and torched vehicles in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad on Tuesday evening, to protest against the release of the film Padmaavat, ANI reported. Police opened fire to control the mob on the SG highway in Ahmedabad, The Hindu reported.

The mall manager, Rakesh Mehta, told the news agency that the men attacked the mall even though it had displayed boards outside saying the film will not be screened there.

Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel said the government will not allow anyone to resort to violence, The Hindu reported. “Police will stake stern action,” he said.

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