Karnataka bans ‘Hamare Baarah’ after Muslim organisations raise concerns

The organisations said a conspiracy has been going on to target a particular faith, disturb peace and hurt the religious sentiments of Muslims.

ByPTI

Published Jun 07, 2024 | 1:11 PMUpdatedJun 07, 2024 | 1:11 PM

A poster of the film Hamare Baarah

The Karnataka government has banned the screening of the Hindi movie, Hamare Baarah, for at least two weeks after some Muslim organisations raised concerns.

In its order, the government stalled the release of the film and its trailer in electronic media, social media, film theatres, private television channels, or other media.

The order said several Muslim organisations had appealed to the government not to allow the screening of the movie which portrays Islam in an “instigative and derogatory manner”, and permitting such a film would lead to hatred between faiths and communities.

The organisations said a conspiracy has been going on to target a particular faith, disturb peace, and hurt the religious sentiments of Muslims.

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