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From Daijiworld's special correspondent in Panaji

Panaji, Jun 4: Following warning by catholic community in the state, Inox Entertainment Limited on Sunday withdrew the Da Vinci Code movie from the state.

Officials of the Inox Entertainment Limited said that their decision was taken respecting public sentiments.

"We have withdrawn the movie from Goa. We will not screen it in the state. The decision was taken respecting the public sentiments," Snehal Chitneni, Head, Public Relations, Inox, stated.

She, however, refused to comment whether the withdrawl followed a warning by south Goa MP Churchill Alemao to forcibly stop its screening.

Alemao on Saturday had issued a warning to Inox to withdraw the film or be ready to face public wrath. He had threatened to forcibly stop the shows of the movie, terming it as an insult to Christians.

Inox had released the movie at its four-screen Panaji Multiplex on Friday and had continued screening it till last evening.

As Inox withdrew the movie, alemao led group, decided to withdraw their agitation after holding a public meeting in Panaji church premises. "It's a victory of lord….," Alemao commented.

He said that he had asked chief minister Pratapsingh Rane to issue warning to Inox to stop the screening.

Inox management, however, clarified that they did not receive any communication from the state government on this issue.


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