‘Kedarnath’ banned in Uttarakhand; Hindu outfits say promotes ‘love jihad’

The Hush Post|02:30pm| 1-min-read
Uttarakhand Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj stated on Friday that the recently released film ‘Kedarnath’ has been banned in Uttarakhand. “Our committee has forwarded our advice to CM and decided that law &order should be reviewed,” he said.
“We asked District Magistrates to maintain peace and everyone has decided that Kedarnath movie should be banned. The movie is banned everywhere in state,” he told news agency ANI.
However, the ban decision had already been taken by District Magistrates of seven districts in view of the situation prevailing in their areas.

The districts where the film has been banned include Dehradun, Haridwar, Nainital, Udham Singh Nagar, Pauri, Tehri and Almora.
Set against the backdrop of the 2013 floods in Kedarnath, the film depicts the love story of a Muslim porter and a Hindu girl. Those seeking a ban on the film alleged that it was promoting love jihad.
Sushant Singh Rajput and debutante Sara Ali Khan portray the lead characters in the movie.

Earlier, the Uttarakhand High Court had refused to interfere in the matter rejecting a PIL seeking a ban on the film.


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