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Makers of Pak film on Shaheed Bhagat Singh denied visa

punjab Updated: Sep 25, 2016 23:03 IST
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‘Indelible — Bhagat Singh’, a documentary film on the efforts of Pakistani civil society to recognise the legend as their freedom fighter as well, will be screened on Tuesday in Jalandhar. But the filmmakers from Lahore won’t be around.

The producers —independent journalist Hafeez Chahar and social activist and academician Jainab Dar — have been denied visa amid tension between the two countries since the Uri terror attack. However, their film will be shown at Desh Bhagat Yadgar Hall here along with a play organised by the Aam Aadmi Volunteers Group (AAVG).

The 32-minute documentary explains the Pakistani civil society campaign to honour Shaheed Bhagat Singh. It begins with a 2012 incident where it forced the Pakistani Punjab government to name one of the provincial capital’s major roads after the martyr. A section of society opposed it, and so began a battle against odds.

“Kanhaiya Kumar, face of the Jawaharlal Nehru University protest, and other students leaders of the Left, including Ameek Jyami, will address the gathering,” Sumeet Bhullar of the AAVG said.