Pakistan, which has been raising hue and cry over the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir by PM Narendra Modi-led government hoping the world would notice and respond, has on Friday decided to ban the sale of CDs of Indian movies. This move is among a few other petty actions taken by the neighbouring country to show it opposes the total integration of Kashmir with India.
Republic TV spoke to Major Gaurav Arya (Retd) who said:
"A few things we need to understand about Pakistan. First of all the entire ban on CDs and artists and on that, the country does not have new cinema halls and whatever new cinemas were built were supported by the release of Bollywood films as Pakistan does not make many movies and whatever it makes is mostly in Punjabi and Pashto, so Urdu films are not made so Pakistani film industry will collapse
"During Zia-ul-Haq's era they closed Bollywood in their country. What happened was, black marketing of Bollywood films started. Some Pakistani from Dubai will download the film and get it here. Pakistanis will see the films with as much enthusiasm as before except for the fact that government will not get any tax and exhbitors will sink. It will hurt Pakistan far far more. What is this (unclear) for us? It is peanuts," he said.
Earlier noted filmmaker Ashoke Pandit also spoke about the matter and said that the move by the country was laughable.
"See it is very laughable and it is an outcome of their desperation, as they don't know how to react to the situation. In fact a small child, the way he behaves when he is not given a bar of chocolate, he shouts and screams but there is no outcome. Similarly, one thing is very clear that this is all the desperation act of theirs, banning the ads and now CDs," he said.
BJP MP from Gorakhpur Ravi Kishan also reacted to the move by Pakistan. Watch it below: