- The movie shall be refused classification for its provocative and one-sided portrayal of Muslims
- The authorities have assessed the movie to be “past” Singapore’s movie classification pointers
- The Kashmir Information is being screened in India since March to blended opinions
The Kashmir Information, a Bollywood film on the exodus of Hindus from the Muslim-majority Kashmir Valley, has been banned in multi-racial Singapore because the movie has been assessed to be “past” the city-state’s movie classification pointers, a media report stated on Monday. The authorities have assessed the Hindi-language movie to be “past” Singapore’s movie classification pointers, stated the Infocomm Media Growth Authority (IMDA) in a joint assertion with the Ministry of Tradition, Neighborhood and Youth (MCCY) and the Ministry of Dwelling Affairs (MHA).
“The movie shall be refused classification for its provocative and one-sided portrayal of Muslims and the depictions of Hindus being persecuted within the on-going battle in Kashmir. These representations have the potential to trigger enmity between completely different communities, and disrupt social cohesion and non secular concord in our multiracial and multi-religious society,” the authorities advised Channel Information Asia.
On Singapore banning The Kashmir Information, director Vivek Agnihotri indulged in a Twitter struggle with MP Shashi Tharoor. The previous union minister posted that Kashmir Information movie had been banned in Singapore for being “provocative” and “one-sided”. Tharoor took to Twitter to share a information article and wrote, “Movie promoted by India’s ruling celebration, #KashmirFiles, banned in Singapore.”
To this, Vivek shared an inventory of standard movies which have been banned in Singapore however hailed worldwide, calling Singapore the “most regressive censor on the planet.” “Pricey fopdoodle, gnashnab @ShashiTharoor, FYI, Singapore is most regressive censor on the planet,” Vivek wrote tagging Tharoor in his Tweet. “It even banned The Final Temptations of Jesus Christ (ask your madam). Even a romantic movie referred to as #TheLeelaHotelFiles shall be banned. Pl cease making enjoyable of Kashmiri Hindu Genocide,” Vivek added.
Moreover, the director additionally requested whether or not the late spouse of Tharoor, Sunanda Pushkar was a Kashmiri Hindu and that the Congress MP ought to delete his tweet and apologise to Sunanda’s soul. “Hey @ShashiTharoor, Is that this true that Late Sunanda Pushkar was a Kashmiri Hindu? Is the enclosed SS true? If sure, then in Hindu custom, to respect the lifeless, you have to delete your tweet and apologise to her soul,” wrote Vivek.
The Kashmir Information actor Anupam Kher additionally waded into the spat by sharing a screenshot of a Twitter thread of the late Sunanda Pushkar and asking Tharoor to “present some sensitivity in direction of Kashmiri Pandits for Sunanda’s sake.” “Pricey @ShashiTharoor! Your callousness in direction of #KashmiriHindus genocide is tragic. If nothing else not less than for #Sunanda’s sake who was a Kashmiri herself it’s best to present some sensitivity in direction of #KashmiriPandits & not really feel victorious a few nation banning #TheKashmirFiles (sic),” Kher posted together with a damaged coronary heart emoji.
The Kashmir Information, being screened in India since March to blended opinions, is predicated on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Kashmir Valley the Nineties as a consequence of terrorism.
The movie, written and directed by Agnihotri, stars Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborty and Pallavi Joshi in lead roles.
(With information companies inputs)