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Karni Sena protests against CBFC in Mumbai, over 150 held

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

At least 159 activists of the Rajasthan-based Sena were arrested today while protesting outside the Central Board of Certification's office here against the clearance given to Leela Bhansali's "Padmavat", earlier titled "Padmavati".

The protesters violated the orders of Police against illegal assembly, said Netaji Bhopale, of

"We arrested 136 Sena supporters, who were protesting outside the office at area in South Mumbai, under section 143 of for unlawful assembly," he said.

Rashtriya Rajput Sena Chief and 22 supporters who had gathered near the Haji Ali to head for the office were arrested by before they could proceed, a official said.

Additional security personnel were deployed outside the office.

Opposing the CBFC's decision to clear the film, a Karni said, "Merely changing the name of the isn't enough. The CBFC, which has been there since the time of British, doesn't know how to work."

The has also demanded the resignation of Prasoon Joshi, the of CBFC.

The CBFC had given the Deepika Padukone-starrer a U/A certificate and suggested many changes, including altering the title.

The has faced strong opposition from several Rajput groups for alleged distortion of history.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 22:35 IST