The Ladakh International Film Festival (LIFF) which was scheduled to be held from July 5-7, 2013 has been postponed due to the massive human tragedy in Uttarakhand caused by floods and landslide. According to a PTI report, 5000 people are feared dead in the deluge.
The festival is now likely to be held in September.
Melwyn Chirayath, Festival Director – LIFF said “We stand in solidarity with the victims and their family in their period of grief and mourning. It seems grossly inappropriate to go ahead with LIFF under such tragic circumstances. Leh, which is also a part of the Himalayan region, has been largely unaffected by the inclement weather. However, as a precautionary measure, we will be postponing LIFF till September. After consulting with the local Government, we will announce the new dates of the festival. All other details of the festival remain the same.”
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