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Ban Udta Punjab, demands protest at Patiala mall; but ticket queues run long

Opposing the screening of the movie ‘Udta Punjab’ while its first show was on inside the cinema hall, a Shiv Sena faction, Hindu Suraksha Samiti and other radical Hindu organisations held a protest outside Omaxe Mall here on Friday.

punjab Updated: Jun 17, 2016 16:09 IST
HT Correspondent
Protesters raising slogans against ‘Udta Punjab’ outside a mall in Patiala on Friday.
Protesters raising slogans against ‘Udta Punjab’ outside a mall in Patiala on Friday.(Bharat Bhushan/HT Photo)

Opposing the screening of the movie ‘Udta Punjab’ while its first show was on inside the cinema hall, a Shiv Sena faction, Hindu Suraksha Samiti and other radical Hindu organisations held a protest outside Omaxe Mall here on Friday.

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Protesters against ‘Udta Punjab’ outside a mall in Patiala on Friday. (Bharat Bhushan/HT Photo)

Carrying the national flag and also some placards against the film, activists of the, held protest and raised slogans against the producers and director.

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Heavy police force was deployed around the mall as the administration was anticipating the protest. Harish Singla, who led the protest, said, “The film is depicting Punjab in a wrong way as it is portraying that the entire state is in the grip of drugs. The film is full of vulgar dialogues, which is against Punjab.”

However, despite the protest, a large number of viewers, especially students, were seen standing in queues buy tickets.

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