New Delhi, March 22: Following strong protests by the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) and its president Tejasvi Surya, the District Administration of Kota has clarified that the Section 144 imposed in the district will not be applicable to theatres and festivals.
Surya had demanded that the order be revoked in Kota. He called the imposition of the curfew as an attempt by the Rajasthan Congress Government to prevent people from watching Kashmir Files, a film documenting the atrocities committed against Kashmiri Pandits.
“Within hours of the BJYM demanding withdrawal of Section 144 against #TheKashmirFiles in Rajasthan & announcing gherao of CM residence tomorrow, Rajasthan Congress Govt issues modification to earlier order issued in Kota. No restrictions on screening of movie or celebrating festivals,” Surya tweeted.
Earlier, Surya had said that he would lead a protest against Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot if Section 144 is not withdrawn in Kota.
“It is very unfortunate that the Congress Party, in an attempt to discourage people from viewing Kashmir Files, has imposed Section 144 in Kota, Rajasthan,” Surya said. “This is an attack on Freedom Of Expression guaranteed by the Constitution. This is an attempt to draw a curtain on the atrocities committed upon Kashmir Pandits by terrorists in Kashmir. People have the right to know the truth but the Congress is making every effort to make the truth from coming out.
“The BJYM demands immediate withdrawal of Section 144 from Kota failing which tomorrow, I myself will participate in a protest march – a gherao of the CM’s residence in Jaipur.”