Singapore bans ‘The Kashmir Files’ for its ‘one-sided’ portrayal of Muslims

The classification of The Kashmir Files by Singaporean authorities was denied due to “its provocative portrayal of Muslims and depictions of Hindus being persecuted during the ongoing conflict in Kashmir”.

Singapore banned the Bollywood film ‘The Kashmir Files’ from its cinemas, declaring it “beyond” city-state guidelines. According to reports, Singaporean authorities rejected the classification of the Hindi-language movie because of its realistic portrayal of Muslims’ genocidal motives in Kashmir and depictions of Hindus being persecuted during the ongoing conflict in Kashmir.

They stated that the film’s depictions “have the potential to cause animosity between different communities, disrupt social cohesion, and religious harmony within our multiracial or multi-religious society.”

According to the film classification guidelines, any material that denigrates racial and religious communities in Singapore will be denied classification.

Anupam Kher and Mithun Chakraborty star in the Vivek Agnihotri directed the film, and Darshan Kumar, Chinmay Mandlekar, and Pallavi Joshi played the lead role.

The movie was praised by the Indian diaspora across the globe, with victims of the Kashmiri Hindu genocide getting their first mainstream acknowledgement after sustaining seven mass genocides at the hands of Islamic invaders.