Kerala Story screening won’t be stopped, Election Commission clarifies position in High Court

Kochi : Kochi: The High Court rejected the plea filed against the screening of the controversial film The Kerala Story. The Election Commission informed the court that it will not stop the screening of the movie. The Kerala Story is a movie released in May 2023. This movie is available on YouTube and OTT platforms.

Therefore, the response of the commission is that it cannot interfere in the controversy regarding the screening of the film. The commission has in the past considered complaints related to pre-released biopics of political leaders and candidates. But The Kerala Story does not fall under such limits. Therefore, they cannot interfere in this case,’ the commission said.

The movie was recently screened on Doordarshan. Later, the film was screened in order to sensitize various Christian churches. With this, a petition was again filed in the High Court against the film. The Kerala Story movie was screened in a holiday camp organized by Idukki Diocese for students to create awareness about love traps. The Diocese of Thamarassery also screened the film in various parishes.