Police to ensure screening of The Kerala Story'
DECCAN CHRONICLE | DC Correspondent
CHENNAI: The release of the Hindi film, ‘The Kerala Story,’ in movie halls across Tamil Nadu on Friday has prompted the police to put out an alert message calling for precautionary measures, particularly the prevention of potential protestors from staging any demonstrations or creating law and order problems.
The alert issued by the Director General of Police referred to a few organisations raising objections to the release of the movie and warned about the possibility of its members exhibiting wall posters containing objectionable remarks against the movie.
The police were also alerted about the circulation of ‘adverse and provocative contents’ about the movie in social media and the conduct of agitations and protests in front of the theatres, ‘vitiating law and order’ and communal amity.
So Commissioners of Police and Superintendents of Police have been instructed to ensure that the screening of the film was not disrupted by deploying adequate manpower in theatres, conducting ‘anti-sabotage’ checks and frisking viewers.
Police have also been asked to make sure that social media did not have content against the movie and that no protests were held against it.