Detention of 'Article 15' detained in Roorkee

The screening of the Bollywood film 'Article 15', about the castro, has stopped at a Roorkee movie theater in Uttarakhand District of haridwar on matters of law and order, said an official on Tuesday. The Roorkee subdivision magistrate, Ravindra Singh Bisht, said that movie theater managers were asked not to screen the movie after tuxedos as Hindu Sena and Bhim Sena approached the administration during the last two days alleging that the film had defamed a particular community.

It is only a provisional order issued due to concerns of law and order, since the protesters in Haridwar (city) had been stagnating due to the screening of the film, said Bisht. The restriction is temporary and will be eliminated if the situation is still normal.

The official added that the main grouse of the Hindu outfits was that the film, starring actor Ayushmann Khurrana , 'unfairly targeted at a particular community during the Badaun gang rape incident in 2014 of two girls in Uttar Pradesh.

The subdivision magistrate said that the restriction should not be treated as a prohibition.

We do not have the authority to ban the film because the Central Board of Film Certification has approved it, he said. But if we perceive a problem of law and order in the city due to what is shown in a theater, we can always stop its projection.

The screening of the film was also suspended in Kanpur on Friday after several brahmin organizations protested outside the cinemas and ripped movie posters, police said. However, it resumed on Saturday.

The debut film of actress Sara Ali Khan ' Kedarnath 'It was also banned in Uttarakhand last year after right-wing teams opposed its content for religious reasons.

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