Padmaavat: Contempt petition filed against Karni Sena and Four States in Supreme Court

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    As per reports, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a petition demanding initiation of contempt proceedings against Shri Rajput Karni Sena for resorting to violence against release of the film ‘Padmaavat’.

    The Apex court will also hear a separate petition filed by Congress supporter Tehseen Poonawalla, seeking action against governments of Rajasthan, Haryana, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh for their alleged failure in containing mobs protesting the release of the period drama.

    Both petitions will be taken up on January 29, 2018 said a bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A.M Khanwilkar and D.Y Chandrachud.

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