The Directorate of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) on Thursday stated that Hindi films are not banned in Manipur although they are not screened regularly in cinema theaters which are not under the purview of the state government.
Deputy director (Press and Publication), Information and Public Relation, Manipur T Ramesh Singh issued a clarification note in this regard on Thursday, stating that Hindi films are still aired on various satellite and TV channels on a daily basis.
In his clarification, T Ramesh Singh stated that a Hindi movie, ‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect’ was screened on August 20, 2022 at the auditorium of Manipur State Film Development Society which was witnessed by Chief Minister N Siren Singh, his council of ministers, MLAs and many government officials.
He stated that the clarification is issued to media against “false and unverified information in the news story “Hindi film to be screened in Manipur after 20 years” and Hindi film - “Uri:The Surgical Strike’ screened in Manipur after 23 years on I-Day circulated on August in a news website and social media platforms.
He mentioned that such reports may create confusion among the people among the actual facts.
He asked the publisher(s) to remove the aforementioned news story from various platforms in order to avoid any confusion or false narratives about the actual events happening in Manipur. He further appealed to desist from publication of any unverified or false information which may create a false narrative about the state among the people of the country.