Curfew in Kota on Kashmir files movie

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The District administration in Kota, Rajasthan has imposed section 144 of the Cr Pc(Code of Criminal Procedure ) 1973,  to maintain law and order in view of the screening of the film “The Kashmir Files “ and forthcoming festivals in the area. The Kota district authorities imposed Section 144 of the CrPC from 22 March to 21 April.

  • As  per the orders, four or more people won't be allowed to gather at any place in the district. Further, no meetings, demonstrations, or processions are allowed. However, government events, recruitment processes, police departments, and COVID-19 vaccination centers have been exempted from this.

  • The district administration's move to impose Section 144 of the CrPC had sparked a controversy as the order mentioned that law and order may be affected by anti-social elements during festivals to be held in these periods  and due to the screening of "The Kashmir Files".

  •  However, there has not been any ban on the screening of the film .

The Kashmir File Film 

  •  The film is based on events in 1990 when more than 2 lakh Kasmiri Pandits (Hindus) fled from Jammu and Kashmir. It was the start of the Pakistan sponsored militancy in Jammu and Kashmir which took an  Islamist colour and Kashmiri pandits were threatened to either leave Kashmir or convert to Islam. Kashmiri pandits were selectively killed by the Islamic militants to scare the community.

  • The film has become controversial as the film portrays the killing of Kashmiri pandits as a genocide and the critic accusses the film of increasing Islamophobia.

  •  In New Zealand   a campaign has been launched against the screening of the film  as it is accused of being  anti- muslim.

What is Important for Exam 

Producer  of Film : Vivek Agnihotri, Abhishek Aggarwal ,Pallavi Joshi 

Director of the film : Vivek Agnihotri

Written By : Vivek Agnihotri and Saurabh Aggarwal 

Actor of the film : Anupam Kher, Darshan Kumar, Pallavi Joshi, Mithun Chakraborthy;  

The movie was released in 2022 and has been made in Hindi language.

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