October 29, 2016 13:49 IST

Bajrang Dal protests screening of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil in Bengal

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Activists of Bajrang Dal staged a demonstration outside a cinema hall in West Bengal's Purulia district on Friday, protesting against the screening of Karan Johar-directed Hindi film "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" that also features Pakistani actor Fawad Khan. The Bajrang Dal is the youth wing of Vishwa Hindu Parishad. Credit: IANS
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The members of Bajrang Dal's Purulia district wing gathered in large numbers outside a Purulia-based multiplex right in the morning to protest against the screening of the film. Credit: IANS
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The protestors carried banners and flags of the Bajrang Dal as well as the national flag and shouted slogans condemning the casting of Fawad in an Indian film at a time of high tension between the neighbouring nations. Credit: IANS
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"The cinema management responded positively to our protest and decided to stop the first show of the movie," Banjrag Dal-Kolkata said in a social media website, claiming their demonstration "a huge success". Police said the issue was resolved without much hassle and the film could be screened thereafter. Credit: IANS