Sikkim govt bans release of Nepali film ‘Kabaddi 4: The final match’

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Kathmandu: The Sikkim government of India has banned the release of the Nepali film ‘Kabaddi 4: The final match’.

According to Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang-Golay, the state government has decided to impose a ban on the release of the movie in the state until the dispute is resolved in an acceptable manner.

The decision was taken considering the sentiment of the people of Sikkim and various associations and organizations, said CM Tamang-Golay.

Buddhist organizations in Sikkim had been demanding to ban the release of the film accusing the lead actress Miruna Magar of disrespecting a Buddhist monk. The actress has courted controversy for slapping the monk.

The event unfolded at Civil Mall in Kathmandu screening the newly-released film. The cast was at the mall to promote their movie when Magar accused 24-year-old Phurba Tamang of Mugum Karmarong Rural Municipality of Mugu of touching her with ‘wrong intentions’. The actress slapped Tamang for the behavior and handed him to the police.