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PIL in HC seeks stay on release of Shikara movie

Petitioners say it portrays Kashmiri Muslims in bad light


 Srinagar, Feb 4 (KNS): A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed in J&K High Court seeking stay on release of Shikara movie which depicts exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from Kashmir.

The PIL was filed by Advocate Irfan Hafez Lone, Journalist Majid Hyderi and Businessman Iftikar Ahmed.
Taking to KNS, Advocate Lone said the film portrays  Kashmiris in bad light and reflects all Kashmiris as murderers who were involved in exodus of Kashmiri pundits. 
“It will create a wedge between two communities and is threat of Kashmiri Muslims. We share the grief of exodus of Kashmir Pandits but conflict also consumed Kashmiri Muslims,” he told KNS.
In the PIL, they argued that it should not be released on its proposed date of February 7 unless its content is reviewed by a competent authority.
Notably, Shikara is an upcoming Indian language historical drama, romantic feature film produced and directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. It is based on the exodus of
Kashmiri Pandits from Kashmir and is set to be released on 7 February. (KNS)