SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore has banned a controversial Indian film about the exodus of Hindus from Muslim-majority Kashmir, citing concerns over its “means to reason enmity between diversified communities”.
“The Kashmir Files” has been praised by Indian High Minister Narendra Modi and his true-flit Hindu nationalist followers, and has proved a box place of job hit, nonetheless critics yell it is loose with information and fans anti-Muslim sentiment.
“The film will most certainly be refused classification for its though-provoking and one-sided portrayal of Muslims and the depictions of Hindus being persecuted within the continuing war in Kashmir,” the Singapore govt acknowledged in a statement on Monday in step with media queries.
“These representations private the aptitude to reason enmity between diversified communities, and disrupt social concord and spiritual concord in our multi-racial and multi-non secular society,” the statement added.
Singapore’s 5.5 million inhabitants is made up essentially of ethnic Chinese language, Malays and Indians. The Southeast Asian city-assert has strict criminal guidelines that punish any makes an strive to disrupt inter-racial and spiritual concord.
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Hundreds of thousands of folks, masses of them Hindus, fled from Kashmir after a violent insurrection against Indian rule started in 1989.
Supporters of the 170-minute Hindi-language movie yell it shines a delicate-weight on an generally lost sight of chapter of Kashmir’s ancient previous while others sight it as evidence of the rising non secular polarisation Modi’s critics yell he has fostered since coming to strength in 2014.
(Reporting by Chen Lin in Singapore; Editing by Kanupriya Kapoor and Raju Gopalakrishnan)
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