Pakistan bans Indian movies in the midst of spike in strains

Pakistan on Thursday prohibited the screening of Indian movies in the nation’s theaters, in the midst of strains between the different sides after India renounced the exceptional status of Jammu and Kashmir, reports The Indian Express.

“No Indian film will be screened in any Pakistani theater. Dramatization, movies and Indian substance of this caring will be totally prohibited in Pakistan,” Firdous Ashiq Awan, uncommon guide to Prime Minister Imran Khan for Information and Broadcasting, tweeted.

Indian government on Monday denied the unique status of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into two Union Territories — Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

Pakistan ousted the Indian High Commissioner as a feature of its choice to minimize the conciliatory ties with India over what it called New Delhi’s “one-sided and illicit” move to repudiate the exceptional status of Jammu and Kashmir.

Movies and social relations are the first to get influenced when there is strain between the two nations and it isn’t just because that Pakistan has restricted Indian movies.

It had taken a comparative choice after Balakot air strikes by India in February this year. The Hindi film industry had declared a comparative move in the wake of February 14 Pulwama dread assault on a CRPF escort.

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