Screening of ‘The Kashmir Files’, a popular Indian Hindi movie, has been banned by Singapore Censor Board. The Censor Board has stated that the film can promote differences between two communities projected in the film. The Singapore Government has also alleged the film to be one-sided.
In a joint statement issued by Singapore’s Infocom Media Development Authority, Cultural. Social and Youth Ministry, and Home Ministry the film has projected Muslims in a negative perspective. The film can lead to a rift between two communities.
The film was released in India on March 11. The release was followed by debate and the viewers’ opinion was divided – strong supporters and those terming it one-sided. The film earned over Rs 337 crore and is being debated across the world.