- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi believes that ‘The Kerala Story' film exposes the ugly truth of terrorism and shows a terror conspiracy.
- The Kerala High Court has refused to issue a stay order on the film's release, arguing that it is fiction and not history and will not create sectarianism or conflict in society.
- The controversy surrounding the film highlights the importance of freedom of expression and the need to protect it in a democratic society.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently addressed a rally in Ballari, Karnataka, where he spoke about the ongoing controversy surrounding the film ‘The Kerala Story'. According to PM Modi, the film is based on a terror conspiracy and exposes the ugly truth of terrorism. He further criticized the Congress party for opposing the film, claiming that it has been standing with terrorism.
In a separate development, the Kerala High Court refused to issue a stay order on the release of the film. The court argued that the film is fiction and not history, and it will not create sectarianism or conflict in society. The court also pointed out that the teaser of the film was released in November and questioned the petitioner on what was offensive in the trailer.
The petitioner had argued that the film could contaminate the minds of innocent people and that the existence of ‘Love Jihad' in Kerala has not been detected by any agency. However, the court was not convinced by these arguments and asked why similar references against Hindu monks and Christian priests in previous films were not seen as problematic.
The controversy surrounding ‘The Kerala Story' highlights the ongoing tensions between different communities in India. However, it also demonstrates the importance of freedom of expression and the need to protect it in a democratic society. While the film may be controversial, it is ultimately up to individuals to decide whether or not to watch it and form their own opinions.