Chandigarh, Dec 1 (UNI) The Haryana Government today imposed a ban on the screening of Hindi movie "Aaja Nachle" with immediate effect in the state till further orders.
All District Magistrates have been directed to take immediate action to suspend the exhibition of the movie in their respective district and send a report to the Government immediately, an official spokesman said.
The Government took this decision following reports received from various quarters that there was heavy resentment and anguish amongst the people belonging to scheduled castes community over some "objectionable utterances" in a part of the film allegedly demeaning their caste and thereby hurting their sentiments.
Therefore, the possibility of violent protest and clashes leading to the breach of peace and law and order situation in the state with resultant damage to public life and property could not be ruled out, the spokesman said.
He said that "Aaja Nachle" film had been released recently and was being screened in some parts of Haryana.
In order to maintain communal harmony, peace and tranquility, the State Government in exercise of the powers under Section 6 of the Punjab Cinemas (Regulations) Act, 1952 as applicable to the State of Haryana has decided to impose a ban on exhibition of the movie till further orders.