Gurugram, Jan 24: The clubs and bars in Gurugram will remain closed from 7 PM on January 24 till further orders in the light of state-wide protests against Padmaavat. The order further calls for strict action against the defaulters. (Padmaavat Protests LIVE) Also Read - 5 Wanted Inter-state Criminals Arrested Near KMP Flyover in Gurugram After Tip-off
Earlier in the day, the protesters torched bus and pelted stones in protest against Padmaavat at Sohna Road in Gurugram. (ALSO READ: Padmaavat Fans Defy Karni Sena Diktat; Paid Previews And Shows Till Sunday 80% Full) Also Read - Parts of Delhi Witness Heavy Rains, Hailstorm; No Cold Wave Predicted For Today
Earlier on Tuesday, the Supreme Court had refused to modify its earlier order which had cleared the decks for the nationwide release of ‘Padmaavat’, saying people must understand that orders of the top court have to be “abided with”. The order was passed by a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra while rejecting pleas filed by Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh seeking modification in its January 18 order. Also Read - Russian Couples Kiss Inside Packed Metro Trains to Protest Covid-19 Restrictions, Trigger Criticism
“People must understand that the Supreme Court has passed an order. They must abide by it. It is the obligation of the states to maintain law and order,” the bench also comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud said. “We are not inclined to modify our order,” the bench said while dismissing the plea.
Notably, Shree Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena has been staging protest in several states against the release of the movie.
The apex court had earlier restrained other states from issuing any ban orders on the Deepika Padukone-starrer movie.
Padmaavat, starring Deepika Padukone, Ranvir Singh and Shahid Kapoor, is slated to release on January 25. It has been directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.