'Padmavati' row turns ugly: Dead body found with a note linked to the film

12:21 PM | 24 Nov, 2017
'Padmavati' row turns ugly: Dead body found with a note linked to the film
JAIPUR (INDIA) - The 'Padmavati' row has taken even a uglier turn. A dead body was found in Jaipur’s Nahargarh fort with a note attached that pointed out its link to the film and controversies related to it.

The note on the rock said, "We don’t burn effigies, we kill." With "Padmavati" written on another rock.

The group, Rashtriya Chetna Manch, had burnt the Padmavai's director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's effigy earlier.

An official of Rajput Karni Sena group condemned the act saying, "This is not the way to send a message. If anyone wants to send out a message of such sort, it is imparting a wrong message. Opposition to Padmavati is justified, but this is not justified."

The body of the deceased is yet to be identified. The nature of death, whether suicide or murder, is yet to be decided by the police as well.

There is a division between historians on whether the tale of Alaudin Khilji and Rani Padmani is reality or just a work of fiction. Rani Padmani was first mentioned in the 16th-century epic poem "Padmavat".

'Padmavati' release has also been postponed indefinitely following the violent death threats made to the cast of the film by Hindu extremist groups.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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