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Uttarakhand HC refuses stay on 'Kedarnath' release

IANS  |  Dehradun 

The on Thursday refused to stay the release of forthcoming "Kedarnath", starring debutante along with Rajput.

Swami of Garhwal had demanded that the should be banned. The said Bharti should go to the District Magistrate of with his complaint.

A single bench of was told the should be banned as it was hurt people who were affected by the 2013 floods rhat ravaged besides hurting Hindu sentiments.

The petitioner pleaded that the film promoted "love jihad" -- a word coined by right-wing Hindu groups, to denote marriages between Muslim boys and Hindu girls.

Keeping in view the objections, the had formed a committee headed by and comprising Nitesh Kumar Jha, of Police Anit Ratoori and

The committee has been asked to go through all aspects and submit a detailed report to the state government, after which a final decision on the film's release in Uttarakhand would be taken, an official told IANS.

The film is slated for nationwide release on Friday.



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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 13:56 IST