Solidarity with Kashmir: Lahore High Court Petitioned to Ban Indian Movies in Pakistan

Advocate Ishtiaq Ahmed has filed a petition in Lahore High Court, asking to ban Indian movies in Pakistani cinemas until the Kashmir issue is resolved.

Sources suggest that the plea adopts a stance that Indian forces are brutally murdering fellow Pakistani Kashmiris while Pakistani cinemas are promoting and screening their movies. The exhibition of Indian films is also a violation of the Motion Pictures Ordinance 1979 and the country’s import policy. The filer states that these movies promote lawlessness and violence and against Pakistan’s ideology. He asked the government to boost local film industry instead of promoting Indian movies.

Ishtiaq Ahmed said that exhibiting Indian movies would hurt Kashmiri sentiments and that Pakistani authorities have always shown contradictory attitude. On one hand they want Kashmir’s independence from Indian authorities, on the other hand we see Pakistan helping raise money which is eventually used to murder Kashmiris.

He has requested the Lahore High Court to impose a complete ban on all Indian entertainment material including their movies until Kashmir is free of Indian oppression and gains independence. The court has asked the censor board to respond in the next week.

Earlier this year, LHC Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah disposed a petition filed by the local film producers and distributors association against the illegal import and exhibition of Indian movies as it was hurting the local film industry.

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  • Funny all judges and parliamentarians and officers in uniform love Indian cinema,,, If they do this there family will never let them enter their home…!!

  • اُدھر کشمیر میں نہتے شہریوں پر انڈین فوج نے ظلم و ستم کی انتہا کر دی ہے.ادھر پاکستانی میڈیا ان کے ایوارڈ شو اور انکے دوسرے پروگرام دکھا رہا ہے.جبکہ عوام بھی ذوق و شوق کیساتھ ان کو دیکھ رہے ہیں.ہماری گورنمنٹ کو چاہیے کہ انڈین چینلز کو مکمل طور پر بند کر دیں.سوشل میڈیا پر بھی جتنی نوجوان نسل اور دوسرے افراد نے ان کے ایکٹرز کےپیجز کو لائک یا فالو کیا ہے ان سب کو ان لائک اور ان فالو کریں.خالی باتیں کرنے سے کچھ نہیں ہوگا.خدارا عملی قدم اٹھائیں.

    • Bs bhai jan kya keh sakty hain. Is qoum ka zameer he fot hogaya hy. Is ko zinda karna mushkil he nahi, na mumkin hy. Boht pechy reh gaye hain ham. Boht pechy.

      • Dost sab ka zameer nahi, abhi kuch log baki hain. Aur I still believe ke agar media humara sudhar jae aur yeh india ki nahoosat humare upar se hat jae. Literally abhi bhi buhat farak parh sakta hai. Mark my words, but asal masla yeh hai yeh kaam karega kaun?

        • Hmm. Media shows what the people like. They introduce something new, and it recieves good rating, they keep showing it. Abhi trend chal parha hy fahash qism ky morning shows ka. Ab wahi chal raha.

          • If all is to be played on pakistani people likeness , then there should be multiple porn and Mujra channels….,,,

  • It’s common sense to ban media import from India. If we want to revive n evolve our industry then we must encourage our own talent. The irony is that few stooges have sold their souls for money n are also enticing those in power to turn a blind eye to the whole shaninigans being capricious n covetous.
    The revenues earned from these exports, India is using them in Occupied Kashmir against us, in other words, we are paying for our own bretherns to be killed, yet we seem to be oblivious to it. Have we gone insane or just pure “heartless”???

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