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Punjab bans Aaja Nachle
December 01, 2007 11:54 IST
Last Updated: December 01, 2007 15:17 IST
In order to maintain law and order in the state, the Punjab government on Saturday banned Madhuri Dixit's [Images] comeback movie Aaja Nachle, a day after it was pulled off from theatres in Uttar Pradesh.
The decision to ban the film has been taken in the wake of reports that some Dalit organisations had objected to certain lines in the title track of the film, media advisor to Punjab Chief Minister Harcharan Bains said.
"The direction comes into force with immediate effect and is taken after consideration of safety of life and property of the people of the state," he added.
The movie has been released at various places in the state, including Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Patiala, Amritsar [Images] and Bathinda.
Official sources said that district authorities have been directed to ensure that no show of the movie is screened at any theatre or multiplex in the state.
The Mayawati government on Friday banned the movie in the state and also wrote to the prime minister demanding a complete ban on the film throughout the country alleging its title song has "humiliated" Dalits.