Prominent Indian author calls new anti-Muslim Bollywood film Sooryavanshi as dangerous

A new Bollywood movie “Sooryavanshi,” which is drawing big crowds in India, projects the right-wing Hindu nationalist agenda of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, with it’s every third frame having a “bloodcurdling Islamophobic image”, according to an opinion piece in The Washington Post.

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“It (the film) justifies the abrogation of the special status accorded to Kashmir, where thousands of youth were detained and an Internet blackout was imposed in 2019,” Rana Ayyub, a noted Indian author , wrote in the article: Why an Indian film’s success at the box office should worry us all.

“Like the government, the film argues that the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian constitution has wiped out terrorism from the valley,” Ms. Ayyub wrote in her article.

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