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BJP alleges film "Kedarnath" promoting love jihad, demands ban

Press Trust of India  |  Dehradun 

A senior Saturday demanded a ban on "Kedarnath", an upcoming film set against the backdrop of a catastrophic deluge that hit the shrine in 2013, alleging that it hurts the sentiments of Hindus and promotes

Ajendra Ajay, who is part of the state BJP's media relations team, wrote to Central Board of Chairman that despite being set against the backdrop of one of the worst human tragedies, the film directed by makes fun of Hindu sentiments.

Taking exception to a kissing scene between lead pair and featured in the film's teaser and a tagline in its poster reading "Love is a Pilgrimage", the alleged that it was an attack on as represents the faith of crores of Hindus.

"By setting a romantic love story against the backdrop of a huge tragedy that occurred at Kedarnath, a centre of faith for crores of Hindus, the filmmakers have shown great disrespect to the followers of the religion" Ajay told

Objecting to the film depicting the love story of a Muslim porter and a Hindu pilgrim, Ajay said couldn't the makers of the film find a Hindu character for the lead.

Accusing the film of promoting love jihad, the said acute resentment prevailed among teertha purohits for projecting in such a flippant manner.

Warning of largescale protests in the state if the film was released, Ajay urged the to impose a ban on the movie produced by and

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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 18:15 IST