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

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

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

The matter was then looked after during a meeting headed by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat after a committee headed by Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj submitted a report in this regard.

The Uttarakhand High Court on Thursday refused to stay the release of forthcoming Bollywood film "Kedarnath", starring debutante Sara Ali Khan along with Sushant Singh Rajput. We asked district magistrates to maintain peace and everyone has decided that Kedarnath movie should be banned.

There will be no screening of the film in seven districts of the state where Hindu outfits have protested against the film burning effigies of film-makers, he said. Previously, the Supreme Court came down heavily on individual states against opting for a blanket ban across states according to the whims of state governments.

The ban has been imposed by the district magistrates of Uttarakhand in order to protect the law and order of the state. There has been much hype around the film as it is Sara's debut, and the starlet has quite an astounding fan-following, even before her debut film had released.

Consequently, the state government set up a four-member committee comprising Tourism Minister Maharaj, home secretary, information secretary and DGP to examine the objections against the film.

Darshan Bharti, whose petition seeking ban on the film was rejected by Nainital High Court, said the movie's makers have tried to play with the sentiments of the Hindus by showing a love story of a Muslim porter and a Brahmin girl. We are not the censor board.

With the latest orders by the DMs, it would mean that the film will not release now in state capital Dehradun, Haridwar, Pauri, Tehri, Nainital, Almora and Udhamsinghnagar.

Earlier, Ajendra Ajay, a state BJP leader demanded that the film should be banned.

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