Respect SC order on Padmaavat, will study it: Raj govt

Jaipur: The Rajasthan government on Thursday said it would study the Supreme Court’s order staying the ban on the release of the controversial film ‘Padmaavat’ and then only a “decision on revision can be taken”.
Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria said he would study the apex court order and talk to the law department and legal experts.
“We respect the Supreme Court’s decision,” he said.
Law Minister Rajendra Rathore said his department would “study the court order and then only a decision on revision can be taken”.
On a question on law and order, Kataria said, “The government will do everything to maintain law and order in the state.” The Karni Sena, the fringe group that led protests against the film, asserted it would not allow ‘Padmaavat’ to be screened.
Its president Mahipal Singh Makrana said the Rajputs would hit the streets against it.
“There will be janta curfew. Cinema hall owners are supporting us. The government, court, CBFC and Sanjay Leela Bhansali will be responsible if there is any law and order problem,” Makrana said.
In Chittorgarh, members of the community expressed shock over the Supreme Court order.