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Karni Sena threat effect, Prasoon Joshi not to attend Jaipur Literature Festival

Joshi’s Decision To Skip The Event Comes In The Wake Of Threats He Received From The Sri Rajput Karni Sena For Clearing Padmaavat For Release.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Tahir Qureshi | Updated on: 27 Jan 2018, 12:46:36 PM
Joshi was slated to address a session at JLF on Sunday.

New Delhi:

Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) Chairperson Prasoon Joshi has announced that he will not be attending the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF).

Joshi was slated to address a session at JLF on Sunday.

Joshi’s decision to skip the event comes in the wake of threats he received from the Sri Rajput Karni Sena for clearing Padmaavat for release.

“Will not be attending JLF this year and must say will miss sharing great moments with literature and poetry lovers. I am doing this so that the dignity of the event does not get compromised or discomfort caused either to the organisers, fellow writers or the attendees,” said Joshi.

“I did my job and sincerely took a sensitive and balanced call. Certification was done with due processes, incorporating valid suggestions whilst staying mindful to concerns of society and cinema. Sad that we are not relying on genuine peaceful dialogue,” added Joshi.

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First Published : 27 Jan 2018, 12:46:17 PM