Film Forum Manipur protest against monetary demands made by militants

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Manipur, Dec 24 (ANI): Cinemas in Manipur remained closed for few days in protest against the ‘extortion’ bids by three banned underground organizations. Though the film-related activities have resumed, the Film Forum Manipur has condemned the frequent monetary demands by Underground Outfits Actors, directors and producers recently staged a sit-in at Keishampat to show their anger. Later, they held a meeting and discussed the issue. The armed groups have asked to pay an amount of not less than Rs 2 Lakhs annually. Film Forum Manipur has appealed to the militants to withdraw their demand. The Manipuri film industry has been facing a financial crisis since the banning of Hindi films that forced several halls to shut down.

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