Kedarnath row: Sara Ali Khan-starrer banned in 7 districts of Uttarakhand

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Mumbai/Dehradun: A ban has been imposed on the screening of the film Kedarnath in seven districts of Uttarakhand in view of protests by Hindu outfits, a senior official said Friday. On wednesday, the Uttarakhand government constituted a four-member committee under state Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj to probe complaints related to the movie. Whether releated to brawl in the making team to the Uttarkhand government banning its release in the state, over and out from this Kedarnath gets its path and is at the ticket counters finally. Kedarnath is the debut movie of Saif Ali Khan's daughter Sara.

The petitioner pleaded that the film promoted "love jihad" - a word coined by right-wing Hindu groups, to denote marriages between Muslim boys and Hindu girls. The movie, set in the backdrop of the June 2013 natural tragedy that killed thousands of pilgrims in the temple town of Kedarnath, was released countrywide on 7 December. We are not the censor board.

"Our committee has forwarded our advice to Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and decided that law and order should be reviewed. The movie is banned everywhere in the state", Maharaj told.

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.

According to a Times Of India report, the Uttarakhand high court said, "Don't see the movie if you don't like it".

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.

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