An Indian director who has stirred controversy by making controversial documentaries on the Indian army in the past is facing an “urgent” threat from the Indian government, his brother has said.
Rami Malak said his brother, Rami Jahan Malek, is facing a “fear campaign” by the state government, but that he is ready to fight the charge.
In the film “The Devil and the Army”, Malek’s father, Ramesh, and brother, Rajesh, make a documentary in which Malek tells the story of his father’s army and how his father was killed in a suicide bombing in 1947 by the Indian Army in the disputed territory of Kashmir.
“The government of India has already asked me to stop the film.
I have no regrets.
It’s been a traumatic and painful period in my life,” Rami said in an interview with The Hindu on Friday.
The film has been viewed by more than 10 million people on YouTube and has been seen as a powerful political statement.
Malek has faced criticism for making it into a film about the war, which he described as a “war against terror”.
But the film, which includes excerpts from Malek family documents, has been widely criticized by human rights groups and scholars.
Malak, who was born in Pakistan and moved to India at age 17, is also accused of stirring up communal violence in his film.
Rajesh Malek told The Hindu that his brother and father-in-law had not been contacted by the government.
“They (government) are saying they have no intention to meet Rami or to take him to any court,” he said.
Malek said he was “very shocked” when the state cabinet decided to withdraw his film from the curriculum.
“I was not aware of this decision.
My father-and-brother are innocent people, and the government has not told me what to do with them,” he added.
Malak has faced opposition from Indian politicians in the state for making a documentary on the war.
In a 2016 petition to the state assembly, the Indian National Congress and the BJP accused Malek of having “misleading” the public and of “disrespecting the dead and the wounded” in the war and said his film should be removed from the textbooks.
“A young man like Rami has no right to make such a documentary, and no right of self-determination,” the petition said.