Padmaavat release: Rajput women to move Supreme Court for mass suicide
Rajput women to move Supreme Court for mass suicide
The India Supreme Court’s decision to clear the release of controversial Bollywood film ‘Padmaavat’ in four states where it was banned, has been met with violence and protests, as many Rajput women have threatened to commit suicide.
Shatrani Manch, a Rajput women’s body in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, gave an official memorandums addressed to Indian prime minister, president, Rajasthan governor and the chief minister. The movie is releasing on January 25 amid all the chaos.
The protesters had demanded them to ban the film and if they failed to do so, they have threatened to commit ‘Jauhar’ (self-immolation), the same way Rani Padmavati, along with 16,000 other Rajput women did in 1303.
However, the Shatrani Manch has now dropped the threat of carrying out self-immolation on January 24. Instead, they will file a petition at the Supreme Court to commit suicide. Nirmala Rathore, joint secretary Shatrani Manch, said that they do not want to break the law, which is why they have dropped the self-immolation bid and the call to commit ‘Jauhar’, Times of India reported.