‘Kedarnath’ screening banned across Uttarakhand, says state tourism minister

08 December, 2018, 11:01 | Author: Dominic Spencer
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Earlier, Ajendra Ajay, a state BJP leader demanded that the film should be banned.

Set against the backdrop of the 2013 deluge, the film, which depicts the love story of a Muslim porter and a Hindu girl on a pilgrimage to Kedarnath, releases Friday.

After working with debutante actress Sara Ali khan in Kedarnath, actor Tarun Gahlot seems to be in awe of her.

A similar PIL drew flak from the Gujarat high court on Wednesday.

Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat chaired a meeting on Thursday evening after a committee headed by Maharaj submitted a report and decided not to officially ban the movie, reported Outlook. Other districts of the state do not have movie theaters, .


However, it left the decision to the district magistrates to allow or ban the screening of the movie depending on the situation in their respective areas. We are not the censor board. Previously, the Supreme Court came down heavily on individual states against opting for a blanket ban across states according to the whims of state governments.

State Congress spokesperson Garima Mehra Dasauni said that while the Congress is in favour of promoting shooting in Uttarakhand, it is important to ensure that the said movie does not hurt religious sentiments.

A ban has been imposed on the screening of the film in seven districts of Uttarakhand, namely Dehradun, Haridwar, Nainital, Udham Singh Nagar, Pauri, Tehri and Almora. She said instead of banning the entire movie, it's advisable to remove the objectionable scenes from it.

The Uttarakhand High Court on Thursday refused to ban the film and asked the petitioners to approach the District Magistrate with their complaints. He asserted it was nothing but "love jihad" and a country-wide conspiracy.

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