LAHORE – A petition has been filed in the Lahore High Court demanding a ban on the exhibition of Indian movies in the country till resolution of the Kashmir issue.

The petition, filed by Advocate Ishtiaq Chowdhry, said that Indian army is committing atrocities in occupied Kashmir while the Pakistan government has allowed Indian movies to be exhibited in local cinemas which not only hurts the sentiments of Kashmiris but also the Pakistanis, BBC Urdu reported.

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It argued that the Indian movies are opposed to Pakistan’s Kashmir policy and are a ‘big hurdle’ in freedom movement of Kashmiris.

“To express solidarity with Kashmiris the Pakistani government should be ordered to put immediate ban on exhibition of Indian movies across the country,” it pleaded.

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Besides, the petitioner alleged that the Indian government and other extremist organisations are threatening Pakistani actors to leave India after Uri attack therefore the Pakistani government should respond to India in a befitting manner and ban its movies.

The court will fix the date of hearing next week.