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Consider public anger, ‘Padmavati’ release may cause unrest, says UP govt

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Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday apprised the Centre that the release of Bollywood film “Padmavati” on December 1 will pose a law and order problem for the state.In a letter written to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, UP Principal Secretary (Home), Arvind Kumar said the Censor board should be apprised about the public resentment over the alleged distortion of facts in the movie.

“The Censer Board members should take a decision after taking into account people’s views. They should be apprised about it. It has come to the notice through intelligence reports that the film’s producers have presented the movie for Censor Board clearance. After the release of the trailer of the movie on October 9, various social and other organisations opposed the film,” the letter said.Kumar said such strong protests has created law and order problems in the state.

The letter further stated that “in view of the civic polls, polling for which is scheduled on November 22, November 26 and November 29 and the counting on December 1, and also the ‘Barawafat’ procession by Muslims on December 2, the film’s release can pose serious security issues

Read more: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/161117/padmavati-consider-public-anger-flims-release-may-cause-unrest-says-up-govt.html

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