Published on : Saturday, November 18, 2017
The protesters blocked the entry to the Chhittorgarh Fort, which houses Padmini’s Palace, amid protests against Bollywood film ‘Padmavati’ across north western India’s princely state Rajasthan and various parts of India.
However, SP of Chhittorgarh District, Prashan Kumar Khamsera said the fort, a world heritage site in Rajasthan, is not officially closed for this reason.
Prashan Kumar Khamsera also added that they have been informed by the protesters that entry to the fort will be blocked for the tourists, which is making an ugly matter on behalf of tourism.
Meanwhile, the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation managing director Pradeep Kumar Borad has ruled out any change in operations of luxury train – Palace on Wheels – and said the train would be operating through the circuit and will be going to Chhittorgarh. On whether the tourists would be taken to Chhittorgarh Fort, he said the local administration be able to comment on it better.
In March, Chittorgarh Fort was vandalised by a group of men who broke mirrors installed at the Padmini Palace of the Rajput queen.
There are three mirrors installed at the Padmini Palace were damaged by four-five unidentified men. The controversy over the film had taken an ugly turn yesterday as a leader of the Shri Rajput Karni Sena cited Ramayana’s Surpanakha nose-chopping incident and warned Deepika Padukone against “inciting” sentiments.