The Hush Post: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has made it clear that he would not stop the screening of the controversial film ‘Padmavati’ in the state. While speaking at the inaugural address at the national meet organised by The Tribune Employees Union, Chandigarh, under the auspices of the Confederation of Newspaper and News Agency Employees’ Organisation on Saturday, the Chief Minister categorically said the threats against the makers of ‘Padmavati’ were wrong. Asserting that his government was against any kind of media censorship, he said the state governments concerned should have acted against those issuing such threats. “Such people should have been locked up,” he stressed.
Interestingly, earlier Captain Amarinder Singh had expressed his support for the protests against Padmavati. ‘Nobody has the right to distort history. Those feeling hurt at any distortion of historical facts have the democratic right to protest.#PadmavatiControversy’ had tweeted on November 20.
The responsibility of the producers is to ensure that history is projected in its correct perspective, he stressed. As far as Punjab was concerned, anything can be shown in Punjab as long as it does not hurt religious sentiments, he further said. At the onset of the two-day national meet, a two-minute silence was observed in the memory of media persons who laid their lives in the line of duty.