The Bangladesh High Court on Monday banned the promotion and screening of movie “Faraz”, directed by Indian filmmaker Hansal Mehta, within the nation’s cinema halls and on-line platforms.
Primarily based on the actual-life terrorist assault that ravaged a Dhaka cafe in 2016, ‘Faaraz’ is a hostage drama starring Juhi Babbar, Aamir Ali, Jehan Kapoor and Aditya Rawal.
After listening to a writ petition, a High Court division bench of Justices MD Khasruzzaman and MD Iqbal Kabir ordered a ban on the screening of the movie in Bangladesh.
The writ petition was filed by Ruba Ahmed, mom of Abinta Kabir, who was killed by militants within the assault on Holy Artisan Cafe on 1 July 2016. The Secretary, Ministry of Data and Broadcasting has been made respondent within the writ. petition.
The movie is but to be cleared by the Bangladesh Movie Censor Board.
On 19 January, Ruba Ahmed raised the identical demand to cease the movie’s launch in Bangladesh, claiming that it might tarnish Bangladesh’s fame.
Later, the petitioner’s lawyer Ahsanul Karim mentioned that the petition was filed to cease the discharge of the movie Faraaz in Bangladesh cinemas in addition to on on-line platforms, Dhaka Tribune reported.
“The footage of the movie exhibits two militants speaking, one in all whom had or has hyperlinks with Abinta. His gown was proven in a approach that educated households would by no means put on in our civilized society. In keeping with the Dhaka Tribune, Karim mentioned, the character of the woman was degraded within the movie.
“Furthermore, the movie confirmed failure of regulation enforcement officers, which raises severe questions on our sovereignty. For these causes, this movie shouldn’t be proven on any platform in Bangladesh.
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