28, Feb 2016
“We have no knowledge whatsoever on this matter and no cinema owner has contacted us for seeking any sort of security for exhibiting this movie,” said SSP.
Aligarh Updated: Feb 28, 2016, 18:19
District authorities on Sunday categorically denied having imposed any “ban” on the controversial film ‘Aligarh’, based on the life of an AMU professor who was sacked on charges of homosexuality, even as the city mayor strongly opposed the screening of the biopic.
“We have no knowledge whatsoever on this matter and no cinema owner has contacted us for seeking any sort of security for exhibiting this movie,” Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) J Ravindra Gaur said when asked about media reports that the movie has been banned in the district.
However, the strongest opposition to the movie has come from BJP Mayor Shakuntla Bharti, who has announced that she would meet the district authorities on Mondy to seek an official ban on the movie. “This movie is against our culture. It is against the syncretic Ganga Jamuni culture of this city. It will bring a bad name to our city,” she told reporters.