Bangladesh protests against ‘distortions’ in movie ‘Gunday’

DHAKA (TIP): Bangladesh protested on Sunday to India about the “distortion” of historical facts regarding the 1971 Liberation War in the new Indian film ” Gunday” and requested authorities to stop its screening.

“The government of Bangladesh has also expressed its deep sense of hurt and disappointment about clearing of the film by the Central Board of Film Certification, Government of India,” a foreign office statement said.Bangladesh’s foreign ministry requested Indian authorities to stop the screening of “Gunday” in its present form with immediate effect.

“The matter has already been taken up officially with the Indian authorities and strong protest has been conveyed to the Indian side,” the statement said. The foreign ministry took the initiative after its attention was drawn to media reports and the reaction of people, particularly on social networking sites, to the contents of the film.The ministry and the Bangladeshi high commission in New Delhi are working to ascertain the veracity of “derogatory remarks and distortion” of historical facts in the film.

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