The decision was prompted by the operational inability of the current promoters to match the collective vision of the advisory in taking the festival forward in terms of scope, scale and stature.
Adil Hussain, who belongs to Assam's Goalpara district, said the country has not been able to come up with a "concrete plan" for tackling the problem even 70 years after Independence.
As a lawyer, Monowar Hussain helped scores of people whose nationality was questioned by various agencies and tribunals, get declared as Indian citizens.
Adil Hussain had won a Special Mention Best Actor Award at the 8th Jagran Film Festival here for his performance in "Mukti Bhawan".
Tabrez Noorani directed 'Love Sonia', a film about sex trafficking has been slapped with 45 cuts by the Central Board for Film Certification.
Adil, who won the award for his film "Mukti Bhavan", on Tuesday took to Twitter to share his excitement.