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‘The Kashmir Files’: Singapore Bans Screening Of Vivek Agnihotri’s Controversial Film

Singapore’s InfoComm Media Development Authority (IMDA) banned the film ‘The Kashmir files’
by Abdul Azeez | May 12, 2022 14:29 IST
‘The Kashmir Files’: Singapore Bans Screening Of Vivek Agnihotri’s Controversial Film

Singapore bans screening of ‘The Kashmir files’ directed by Vivek Agnihotri. InfoComm observes that the film portrayed Muslims in a unilateral manner. And it undermines the religious harmony in the country. The action was taken on the grounds that it could disturb religious harmony. InfoComm Media Development Authority, under the Singapore Ministry of Communications banned the film.

 
The IMDA said they came to the decision after discussions with the Ministries of Home Affairs, Culture and Youth. The ministries said the film portrayed Hindus as being persecuted during the ongoing conflict in Kashmir. And portrayed Muslims in a one-sided manner. The IMDA says this is a violation of film classification rules.
 
The Film Classification Guidelines state that films that are racially insulting to any religious or social group in Singapore will not be allowed on screen. The film manages to foster animosity between different communities. This undermines the religious harmony and social integrity of Singapore's religious community.
 
The Kashmir Files is a movie that has caused a lot of controversy since its release. The film was celebrated as the story of Hindu Pandits who had to flee Kashmir due to persecution by Pakistan-backed terrorists. The film stars Anupam Kher and Mithun Chakraborty in the lead roles.


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