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Uttarakhand HC dismisses plea seeking ban on ‘Kedarnath’ release

The petitioner, who had objected to the film due to a variety of reasons including its passionate love scenes and alleged promotion of love jihad, said he was disappointed by the high court's order.

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Set against the backdrop of the 2013 deluge, the film which depicts the love story of a Muslim porter and a Hindu girl on a pilgrimage to Kedarnath releases tomorrow.

The Uttarakhand High Court Thursday dismissed a PIL seeking a ban on upcoming movie “Kedarnath” on the plea that it hurts Hindu sentiments.

Dismissing the petition, a division bench of Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice Ramesh Khulbe said a similar controversy surrounding the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmavat” had made the film a super hit.

The court advised the petitioner to approach a high powered committee headed by the Rudraprayag district magistrate with his objections to the movie.

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The court left it to the discretion of the Rudraprayag DM to take an appropriate decision according to law and order situation in the area.

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It also advised the counsel of the petitioner not to see the film if he so wished.

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Set against the backdrop of the 2013 deluge, the film which depicts the love story of a Muslim porter and a Hindu girl on a pilgrimage to Kedarnath releases tomorrow.

Sushant Singh Rajput and debutante Sara Ali Khan portray the lead characters in the movie.

The petitioner, who had objected to the film due to a variety of reasons including its passionate love scenes and alleged promotion of love jihad, said he was disappointed by the high court’s order.

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