Alleged Bajrang Dal activists on Monday vandalized prominent theatres in Ahmedabad, unhappy with the Aamir Khan-starrer ‘PK’ and demanding a ban on the film. The activists were caught on camera damaging theatres in the city, Times Now reported. Protests were also held in Bhopal over the film and some screenings were halted.
At least 20 members of the right-wing organization, led by city unit chief Jwalit Mehta, targeted City Gold and Shiv theatres on Ashram Road in Ahmedabad and smashed ticket windows and tore off posters of the film, PTI reported. Policemen from Navrangpura station along with deputy commissioner of police (sone-1) Virendrasinh Yadav rushed to the spot, but the attackers had fled before that. The police said. “We are yet to identify the persons behind these attacks, which took place around 10 am. We learnt that miscreants vandalized the ticket windows of both these theatres. We are now collecting CCTV footages to identify the persons,” said Yadav.
However, Bajrang Dal owned up to the attack and warned other theatres screening the film. “Around 15 to 20 of our members today went to these theatres, which are screening Aamir’s film ‘PK’. I am warning other theatres to stop the screening, otherwise we will intensify our protest in the city in the coming days,” said Mehta, a Bajrang Dal member… see more
source: times of india