Singapore bans “The Kashmir Files” movie for violating its film classification guidelines

Singapore has banned the screening of ‘The Kashmir Files’ for being “beyond the city-state’s film classification guideline”.

Multi-racial Singapore has banned ‘The Kashmir Files’ movie that displayed the exodus of Kashmiri Hindus from the valley in 1990. The film displays the atrocities committed against the minority Hindus in the valley in 1990. The film, however, is said to be “beyond” Singapore’s film classification guidelines; suggesting, that the violation of the rules and laws is leading it to get banned. The joint statement was issued by the  Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY), and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

“The film will be refused classification for its provocative and one-sided portrayal of Muslims and the depictions of Hindus being persecuted in the ongoing conflict in Kashmir,” quoting authorities speaking on Channel News Asia. It further added, “any material that is denigrating to racial or religious communities in Singapore” will be refused to be classified. The film directed by Vivek Agnihotri defines the exodus of the Kashmiri Hindus owing to the terrorism in the valley.