Afghanistan bans Kabul Express


Indian director Kabir Khan’s Kabul Express has been banned in Afghanistan because the Hazara ethnic minority community found parts of the film offending.

“The film has some sentences which were very offensive towards one of Afghanistan’s ethnicities, namely the Hazara. For this reason it has been banned,” Najib Manalai, Afghanistan’s minister of culture adviser, was quoted as saying.

Hazaras, a Shia Muslim minority, ma-ke up about 10 per ce-nt of the Afghan population. The film starring Arshad Warsi and John Abraham is a socio-political comme-nt on Afghanistan and portrays Hazaras as a ruthless and heartless community.