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The West Bengal state government has decided to ban the new film The Kerala Story. The film follows the story of three young women from the state of Kerala who have “converted” into Islamic terrorists.
The makers of the film say that the film is based on a true story and requires years of research, but critics say that this is just propaganda. The West Bengal government banned the film from halls to maintain peace in the state.
The state opposition of West Bengal, the BJP party, has criticized this move. Several high-ranking BJP leaders from both state and federal are showing their support for the film. BJP-ruled states of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh have made this film tax-free.
Central minister Anugar Thakkur said that the “West Bengal government’s sympathies were with terror groups and not with the victims of terrorism.” Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal, said, “What is The Kashmir Files? It is to humiliate one section, What is The Kerala Story? It is a distorted story.”
Reacting to this comment, film producer Vipul Shah said, “If that is what she has done, we will take legal action. Whatever is possible under the provisions of law, we will fight.”