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WRITTEN BY- Amar Bharat
Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu with Governor Ram Naik and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on auspicious day of ‘UP Diwas’, 24th January, the day when the historical bill (United Provinces (Alteration of Name) Order 1950, was passed by Governor-General of India, to name the mighty territory as Uttar Pradesh, urged the State Government to bring in “Ramrajya” in Uttar Pradesh.
He said that this should not be construed in terms of religion but governance to ensure a land free of fear and corruption. The speech was delivered in the same city on the same day where a group of activists gathered outside a multiplex in Gomtinagar, Lucknow, raised slogan and vehemently forced cancellation of special screening of the movie, Padmaavat.
Representative of organisation for the State, Himanshu Singh while holding a press conference in the city said, “There will be a massive public protest if the film is released without changing all names of people and places and of the film.” In an another dramatic event Shree Rajput Karni Sena demanded a complete ban on the film claiming mere modification in disclaimer and change in the name of the film would not justify the defamation of goddess queen of Chitthor.
Disgraceful is the fact that some violent actors in minority has such an influence not only on the mighty Uttar Pradesh but entire sub-continent India that hundreds of people has to hospitalized, victimization of school children, roadblock, and disruption in business.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is in deep meditation against the raising violence in the state which reminds me of the days of riots in Gujarat, 2002. None is guilty and probably none are responsible. Himanshu Singh after meeting with CM said, “Yogi Adityanath is bound by the Supreme Court directive (restraining states from banning the screening of the movie), but in-principle and emotionally, he is with us.”
Release of movie is less serious issue than hospitalization of citizens of the nation, victimization of school children, roadblocks and disruption in business activities. What good would merely be a release of the movie when India has to face such unprincipled impatience mob time and now? Shree Karni Sena has been involved in violent protest over several issues claiming itself caretaker of Rajput interest. The organisation was formed primarily by bunch of unemployed youths on 23 September 2006 in Rajasthan and now, as they claim to which I disagree, has emerged as community’s face in entire India. None of the Rajput I have seen have been unreasonably violent. I see them as a gangs of gangster when ‘Karni Sena’ held a ‘Shradhanjali Sabha’ for the death of most-wanted gangster of Rajasthan, Anandpal Singh, who was shot by State Police in one-to-one violent combat where Sohan Singh, a policeman was badly injured. His encounter resulted in a huge unrest in India wherein several people injured, 21 cops killed and some cops were never found after transfer. I guess, whosoever in government, listening Karni Sena would be endangering honest citizens and policeman merely for countable votes.
Release of movie is a sure thing. It has to happen. Ban on such an organisation shall be the prompt step of government to save essence of democracy.