Various politicians, film personalities and activists have called for a ban on a movie titled “Why I Killed Gandhi” that is set to be released on 30 January on OTT Platform in India.

Indian Cine Workers Association (ICWA) has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a “complete ban” on the movie. “This movie glorifies Nathuram Godse the traitor and killer of the father of nation Mahatma Gandhiji,” the letter said.

“Nathuram Godse is (the Traitor and Assassin of Gandhiji) doesn’t deserve an inch of respect by anyone in this country, the actor who played the role of Nathuram Godse (the traitor and the killer of Gandhiji) is a sitting MP in Lok Sabha and is under the oath of Indian Constitution, if this movie releases the entire nation will be shocked and devastated by the display of the heinous crime which occurred on January 30, 1948,” it said.

It is noteworthy that the role of Godse has been played in the movie by actor and Nationalist Congress Party MP Amol Kolhe.

Apart from ICWA, Congress leader Nana Patole has also penned a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray demanding a ban on the movie.

“On one hand, Gandhiji’s death anniversary is observed for non-violence and peace. On the other hand, ‘Why I killed Gandhi’ is being released. This will give strength to racist tendencies,” Patole’s letter said.

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