God only knows.
It's a "family fight" and those are always the most intense and mostly intensely stupid.
In my 6 years of living in India I sent my employees to Pakistan numerous times. They were treated exceptionally well and marveled at how what they were told about Pakistan and the reality differed.
Other employees, generally London-based, who were of Pakistani origin (having a parent of Pakistani birth) could NEVER get a Visa.
It's only in the last two years that it was legal for a Pakistani FILM to be shown or sold in India !
The Kerala part could just be a game - "see, it's NOT about Kashmir or the Indian Punjab".
Orange, it's the new black.