Added on : 2023-05-09 07:16:37
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced her government’s decision to ban the screening of ‘The Kerala Story’ to “maintain peace in Bengal” and to avoid any sort of incitement to violence and hatred.
The state is apprehensive that some scenes in the movie may be detrimental to the peaceful atmosphere prevailing in the state.
Banerjee directed the Chief Secretary to ensure the film is removed from cinema halls or multiplexes that have been running it in the state. It is learnt that strict action will be taken against any theatre found showing the film.
Speaking about the movie released last weekend, Banerjee said: “First they came with ‘Kashmir Files’, now it’s ‘The Kerala Story’ and then they are planning for Bengal files. Why the BJP is trying to create a communal problem? ‘The Kerala Story’ is an attempt to defame Kerala with distorted facts.”