The Kashmir Files, a film by Indian filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri, has been banned in Singapore due to its “one-sided” portrayal of the Muslim population. The film, which is based on the 1990s Kashmiri Pandit exodus, has been criticized for being Islamophobic and misrepresenting facts.
Singaporean authorities have claimed it will not be classified because of its aggressive and one-sided representation of Muslims and portrayals of Hindus being persecuted in the ongoing war in Kashmir.
On March 11, The Kashmir Files was released in India. Both the federal government and certain states pushed for it, offering tax breaks and half-day vacation for government employees to view the film. The film grossed Rs 238.28 crore in just three weeks at the box office.