Rise of Shri Rajput Karni Sena in India

Karni Sena often referred as Shri Rajput Karni Sena is familiar for protesting against several issues.

Shri Rajput Karni Sena is a Rajput organisation which was established by a group of unemployed youths residing in Jhotwara locality of Jaipur in the year 2006.

The main objective of the organisation was to initiate caste-based reservation for the Rajput community in government jobs and education.

Since then the organisation gained confidence among the different communities in Rajasthan.

Later, the organisation changed their focus from caste-based reservation issues to different political matters.

In 2008, the Rajput caste organisation came into the limelight for protesting against Ashutosh Gowarikar’s directorial venture ‘Jodha Akbar’ for distorting the history.

The organisation has disintegrated in three groups including Shree Raastriya Rajput Karni Sena, with its patron Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi, Shree Rajput Karni Sena, led by Lokendra Singh Kalvi and Shree Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena Samiti, led by its president Ajeet Singh Mamdoli.

The outfit has their lead has their major followers In college students from Shekhawati. While in order to strengthen their base the political organisation is trying to attract the unemployed youths.

Narayan Singh Divrala, who is a district president of Shree Rajput Karni Sena claims, “Kalvi was associated with Congress in 2008. Mamdoli wanted Kalvi to get him a Congress ticket and this is how they separated.”

In 2012, the Shekhawati members of the organisation made a protest against CBI for inquiring against the legislator of BJP.

In 2017 the organisation came into the headlines when some of the members of the outfit attacked Sanjay Leela Bhansali for ‘misrepresenting the facts’ in the film Padmaavat.

Furthermore, on 25th January 2018, the group turned violent against the screening of the film in theatres.

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