SEVEN DIS­TRICTS IN UT­TARAK­HAND BAN KEDAR­NATH

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Nation -

DEHRADUN: The dis­trict mag­is­trates of Naini­tal and Ud­ham Singh Na­gar were among seven who on Thurs­day im­posed a ban on the movie Kedar­nath, an­tic­i­pat­ing dis­rup­tion of law and or­der. How­ever, the state gov­ern­ment de­cided not to de­clare an of­fi­cial ban on the film. The DMs took the de­ci­sion say­ing the pro­test­ers might dis­rupt peace if the movie was screened in the­atres. The Ut­tarak­hand high court on Thurs­day re­fused to ban the film, ask­ing the pe­ti­tion­ers to ap­proach the Dis­trict Mag­is­trate. Chief minister Rawat said film­mak­ers should not be dis­cour­aged but peo­ple’s sen­ti­ments should not be hurt ei­ther. “The dis­trict mag­is­trates have been au­tho­rised to take a call on the film de­pend­ing upon the sit­u­a­tion in their ar­eas,” he said.

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