The Kerala Story brings out terror conspiracies: PM

“The Kerala Story” is a controversial film that has sparked a national discourse in India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has credited the film for exposing terror conspiracies and used it to attack the Congress party during a rally in Karnataka. 

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The Kerala Story brings out terror conspiracies: PM
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The film focuses on forced religious conversion and claims that approximately 32,000 women in Kerala were converted to Islam, with many of them taken to the Islamic State (IS) when the terror group was at its peak.

The film has been met with mixed reviews and polarizing audience reactions. The Kerala High Court refused to stay the film’s release, stating that the trailer does not contain anything offensive to any particular community as a whole. 

However, a petition was filed at the Supreme Court seeking a stay on its release on grounds of “worst kind of hate speech” and “audio-visual propaganda”. The apex court refused to entertain the request, noting that the film has received certification and has been cleared by the board.

During a rally in Karnataka, PM Modi said that the film reveals terror conspiracies in Kerala, and accused the Congress party of supporting terrorism by opposing “The Kerala Story“. He claimed that Congress has shielded terrorism for the sake of its vote bank.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan slammed the film, calling it a propaganda piece, while Sashi Tharoor accused it of gross exaggeration. The Kerala High Court observed that the film only claims to be “inspired by true events”. 

And that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has certified the film for public viewing. Following criticism, the film’s teaser on YouTube, which initially claimed to tell the stories of 32,000 women in Kerala, was toned down to focus on three girls.


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