Despite receiving clearance from the government, Kedarnath banned in Uttarakhand!

Despite receiving clearance from the government, Kedarnath banned in Uttarakhand!

A ban has been imposed on the screening of the film in seven districts of Uttarakhand, namely Dehradun, Haridwar, Nainital, Udham Singh Nagar, Pauri, Tehri and Almora. The state, however, asked district magistrates to decide on the matter depending on the situation in areas under their jurisdiction.

Keeping in view the objections, the state government had formed a committee headed by Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj and comprising Home Secretary Nitesh Kumar Jha, Director General of Police Anit Ratoori and Tourism Secretary Dilip Jawalkar.

On the backdrop of the Kedarnath pilgrimage, the film reportedly portrays a Hindu woman played by Sara Ali Khan falling for a Muslim guide essayed by Sushant Rajput whereas the pony walas in Uttarakhand are Nepali Hindus and not Muslims. They said that the film showed "vulgar dances" and kissing sequences near the holy temple. The Gujarat high court even slapped the petitioner with a Rs 5,000 fine.

Swami Darshan Bharti of Garhwal had demanded that the film should be banned.

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A similar PIL drew flak from the Gujarat high court on Wednesday.

State Congress spokesperson Garima Mehra Dasauni said that while the Congress is in favour of promoting shooting in Uttarakhand, it is important to ensure that the said movie does not hurt religious sentiments. He pointed out that theirs is a single-screen theatre and the last-minute ban meant the establishment did not earn a single penny on Friday.

Also, kissing and romantic scenes in a holy place worshipped by crores of people is a sign of disrespect to the religion."There has been strong protest against the film, and it has been banned in Uttarakhand". He asserted it was nothing but "love jihad" and a country-wide conspiracy.

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