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How Bollywood’s Padmaavat distorted a Sufi adore poem

Earlier this month, the release of Bollywood film Padmaavat sparked protests across India. Hindu right-wing groups, led by members of Karni Sena, a Rajput caste organisation, vandalised public and private properties and attacked cinema halls across five Indian states, demanding the film to be banned for allegedly « disrespecting the sentiments of the community ».  The film…

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Supreme Court rejects bellow to ban Bollywood’s Padmaavat

India’s top court has rejected a bid to ban a Bollywood film featuring a Hindu queen battling a Muslim ruler, allowing for the fictional period drama to be screened across the country. Right-wing Hindu and caste groups had protested against the release of Padmaavat. The Supreme Court in the capital, New Delhi, ruled in favour of…

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