Over 300 people, including 20 women, were detained and later released in Rajasthan’s Chittorgarh on Sunday during a protest against Padmavati.
“The locals held a protest rally from Padanpole to the collector’s office but the police prevented them and 304 persons courted arrest. These included 20 women,” SHO, Chittorgarh police station, Om Prakash said.
Under section 129 of CrPC (Dispersal of assembly by use of civil force) action was taken to stop them and those detained were taken to the Indira Gandhi stadium and released.
Amid rumours of a romantic dream sequence between Rajput queen Padmavati and Khilji’s characters in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed film, many Rajput groups have been up in arms against the movie, alleging that it distorts history.