‘One-sided and provocative’: Singapore bans ‘The Kashmir Files’

Singapore bans ‘The Kashmir Files’: Hindi film ‘The Kashmir Files’ based on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Kashmir Valley to be banned in Singapore as the film is considered outside the purview of local film classification guidelines. This was said in a news on Monday.

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The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), in a joint statement with the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, and the Ministry of Home Affairs, said that the authorities have found the Hindi film to be beyond the standards of Singapore’s film classification guidelines.

“The film does not come under the classification because of its one-sided and provocative portrayal of Muslims and persecution of Hindus in the conflicts in Kashmir,” officials told Channel News Asia. They said that under the film classification guidelines, any content derogatory to racial or religious communities is not prohibited in Singapore.

Singapore bans ‘The Kashmir Files’

Officials further said in the report that the kind of activities depicted in the film has the potential to create enmity between different communities and break the social unity of our cohesive and multi-religious society.

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