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The Kashmir Files Film: Section 144 imposed in Kota, Rajasthan till April 21 in view of Screening

The Kashmir Files Film: Section 144 imposed in Kota, Rajasthan till April 21 in view of Screening
  • PublishedMarch 22, 2022

The Kashmir Files Film: Section 144 imposed in Kota, Rajasthan till April 21 in view of Screening

Section 144 in Kota In order to maintain law and order in the city in view of the screening of the film ‘The Kashmir Files’, the Kota administration has imposed Section 144 from March 22 to April 21.

Kota District Collector said in a notification, Section 144 will be imposed in Kota from tomorrow, March 22 to April 21, to maintain law and order with screening of “The Kashmir Files“. That is, no crowd will be allowed to watch the film.

Though the opposition has said that the ‘Kashmir Files’ is just an excuse, Section 144 has actually been imposed in Kota to prevent the huge Chandi March being held in Kota North assembly constituency today.

The Kashmir Files

The Kashmir Files, directed by Vivek Agnihotri, depicts the brutal atrocities endured by Kashmiri Pandits, which led them to flee Kashmir in 1990 and seek refuge elsewhere. The film stars Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborty, Pallavi Joshi, Darshan Kumar, Puneet Issar, Bhasha Sumbali, Chinmoy Mandlekar, Atul Srivastava, Mrinal Kulkarni and Prakash Belawadi.

The film was released on March 11, 2022 and has become a huge success at the box office. Several states including Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Tripura, Goa and Uttarakhand have made the film tax-free to encourage people to watch the film.

The film has earned a total of Rs 167 crore till March 20. Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently backed the film, saying that all efforts are backed on those fighting for the truth to ensure that history is presented in the right context.

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However, several opposition leaders have alleged that the central government is trying to spread communalism and hatred in the society through the film.

In fact, the Assam government has given half a day’s leave to its state government employees to watch ‘The Kashmir Files’.

What is the meaning of Section 144 CrPC?

Section 144 of CrPC empowers a district magistrate or any other executive magistrate authorized by the state government to prohibit any person or a certain number of people from certain acts in order to maintain law and order or the general good of the people.

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