Story of Kerala: CPI(M) MP John Brittas on Wednesday urged Union Home Minister Amit Shah to take “expeditious action” against the “mischievous” teaser of the film “The Kerala Story”, which allegedly made false claims that 32,000 women in the state were being raped. was converted to Islam. And joined the terrorist organization Islamic State. The letter comes a day after Kerala Police Chief Anil Kant directed registration of a case on a complaint against Sudipto Sen’s film ‘The Kerala Story’.
In its letter, Britas said that the teaser’s claim that the film tells the story of 32,000 women from Kerala who were radicalized for joining the terrorist organization ISIS is “absolutely rubbish and misleading.”
“Dissemination of such false information can lead to unimaginable repercussions and unrest in the society and will also amount to defaming the state. The false narrative is being widely spread on social media. It is not only derogatory in nature , but also its purpose. To create communal divide and tension between different religions, for which there are severe punitive consequences,” he said in the letter.
The Rajya Sabha member also said that according to news reports back in 2019, the Ministry of Home Affairs had put the number of women recruited by radicals and ISIS from across the country at 155. Read also: Kerala Police chief orders registration of FIR on complaint against film ‘The Kerala Story’
He said that the ground reality is completely opposite to what has been claimed in the teaser and added that such mischievous acts should be put to an end at the earliest.
“In these circumstances, considering the urgency, I urge the ministry to take swift action in this regard,” he said in the letter.
He also tweeted about it – “The Kerala Story’ teaser, falsely claims that 32000 women from Kerala were converted to IS and sent abroad. Being widely circulated, it is meant to defame Kerala. Apart from this, there is a serious threat to harmony, secularism and national unity.
Wrote to @AmitShah ji and @ianuragthakur ji for immediate action.”
Earlier in the day, a source at the Kerala Police Headquarters confirmed that Director General of Police (DGP) Anil Kant on Tuesday directed the Thiruvananthapuram city police commissioner to register a case and investigate a complaint against the film by a Tamil Nadu journalist. was. ,
The source said the complaint was sent to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who forwarded it to the DGP for appropriate action. After this, the top police officer directed the Hi-Tech Crime Investigation Cell of the police to conduct the investigation and submit the report.
Based on the report of SAIL, Kant has directed to register an FIR and investigate the complaint.
In the controversial teaser, actor Adah Sharma – wearing a burqa – is seen saying that she was a Hindu woman who had converted to Islam and joined ISIS and is currently lodged in a prison in Afghanistan. . She also says in the teaser that this was the story of 32,000 other women from Kerala.