“Kerala Story”, the movie highlighting the Hindu Christian girls who are trapped in Love Jihad and sent to Syria and Afghanistan to join ISIS, has been released in Kerala. Thousands of people watched it. Some political groups staged protests here and there. But, people rejected it with the contempt they deserved.
Meanwhile, Kerala High Court (HC) refused to stay the release of the film “Kerala Story”. HC observed, the secular society would accept the film. It is a fiction, not history. Court wondered how can such a film create sectarianism and division in the society. Court asked whether the entire trailer is against any society.
Court observed: “Nothing will happen if film is screened. Trailer was released in November. What is offensive in the film? What is wrong in saying Allah is the only God ? Country gives the right to the citizens to believe in the their religion and the God and spread it. What was offensive in the trailer ?” Court’s observation was in the wake of the petitions to cancel the censorship certificate.
Court continued: “Several movies have been brought out about such organisations. There have been movies with references to Hindu monks and Christian priests as anti-social elements before. There were no protests against them. Then what is special now ? How does movie create sectarianism and conflict in the society ?”
In some movies some characters even spat at the idols in the temple. Nobody protested.
Petitioners argued that the film would inject poison of communalism into the minds of the innocent people. A Division Bench comprising of Justice N. Nagaresh and Justice Mohammed Nias C.P. considered the petition.
CPM, Congress and other non-BJP political outfits have been shouting on top of their voice that film propagates a wrong notion that 32,000 girts had left Kerala to join ISIS. But, today the movie is released; no one heard such a dialogue. This is a clear-cut evidence for the false allegations against the movie.
A cross section of the society watched the movie in various movie houses throughout the state. All are smiles and are praising the movie. They said, it is a matter of fact movie. Girls were telling the TV reporters that it is a movie the Hindu and Christian girls should watch. They asked the movie houses which went back on their earlier commitment, to screen “Kerala Story”, to revise their decision. BJP asked the state government to take the responsibility of screening the movie.
Prime Minister Narendra Modiji praised “Kerala Story”; it exposes the anti-national forces. Congress’s approach to the terrorists is soft, thanks to its vote bank politics. PM was addressing an election rally in Balleri, Karnataka.
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