‘Kashmir Files’ Banned in Singapore, Hindu Sena Wants Ties Snapped
NEW DELHI, (IANS)- Right-wing organization Hindu Sena on May 10 urged the Indian government to sever ties with Singapore after the latter banned the screening of Bollywood movie ‘The Kashmir Files‘ in the country.
“The film truly depicts the genocide of Kashmiri Pandits that happened three decades ago, and Singapore banning the movie has exposed its true face,” Hindu Sena chief Vishnu Gupta said.
“Since the past three decades, the barbaric genocide was hidden from the world, but now everybody knows it,” Gupta said.
His remarks came after Singapore banned the Vivek Agnihotri directed film on the ground that it could disturb religious harmony.
Singapore said it found the film to have “exceeded the film classification guidelines for its ‘provocative’ and ‘one-sided’ portrayal of Muslims and the depiction of Hindus being persecuted in the conflict in Kashmir, ‘Variety’ reported.
“These representations have the potential to cause enmity between different communities and disrupt social cohesion and religious harmony in Singapore’s multi-racial and multi-religious society.”
The Hindu Sena chief also appealed to the countrymen to completely boycott Singapore.
“I urge Indians to stop going to Singapore,” Gupta added.