Uttarakhand government has banned Sara Ali Khan and Sushant Singh Rajput-starrer Kedarnath Flim from being screened in seven districts across the state in view of protests by Hindu outfits, a senior official said on Friday. The decision has been taken by District Magistrates concerned in view of the situation prevailing in their areas, ADG (law and order)Ashok Kumar told Press Trust of India on Friday. There will be no screening of the Kedarnath Flim in seven districts of the state where Hindu outfits have protested against the film burning effigies of film-makers, he said. The districts where the film has been banned include Dehradun, Haridwar, Nainital, Udham Singh Nagar, Pauri, Tehri and Almora.
The district magistrates of Nainital and Udham Singh Nagar had on Thursday imposed a ban on the screening of the Kedarnath Flim. the government has stated that the film has been banned to maintain law and order in the state.Satpal Maharaj, the tourism minister of the state said that they had submitted a report to the chief minister.
Earlier, the Uttarakhand High Court refused to stay the release of forthcoming film on the same day as Bombay High Court dismissed a PIL filed against Kedarnath Flim for allegedly hurting religious sentiments. Set against the backdrop of 2013 Uttarakhand floods, the Abhishek Kapoor directorial shows an upper-class Hindu girl falling in love with a Muslim pitthu (tour guide). Those seeking a ban on the film accused it of hurting Hindu sentiments and alleged that it was promoting love jihad.
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UPDATED DATE : Dec 7, 2018 2:10 PM