West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday ordered an immediate ban on the screening of the movie to avoid “any incident of hatred and violence”. Banerjee said at a press briefing in Howrah, “What is ‘The Kashmir Files’? It is to humiliate one section. What is ‘The Kerala Story’?… It is a distorted story.”
“West Bengal govt has decided to ban the movie The Kerala Story. This is to avoid any incident of hatred and violence, and to maintain peace in the state”, chief minister Mamata Banerjee had said on Monday.
TMC Supremo added, “BJP is showing The Kerala Story, a distorted story. A few days back, some stars funded by BJP came to Bengal, and with some distorted and concocted story, they are preparing Bengal Files.”
CM Banerjee has directed the Chief Secretary of the state to ensure that the film is removed from the screens in the state. Mamata Banerjee’s decision comes a day after multiplexes in Tamil Nadu canceled the screening of the controversial film from Sunday.
Story of the film
‘The Kerala Story’ is the story of 3 girls from Kerala. They are first brainwashed to convert and then join the terrorist organization ISIS. After the trailer of this film was released, it got embroiled in controversies. Many leaders were also demanding to ban this film. A petition to ban the release of the film was also filed in the Supreme Court, which was rejected by the court. Subsequently the film has been released.