The civil court has directed Jay Shah’s lawyers to be present on December 13.
This day, 71 years ago, the Constituent Assembly held its first session. The very process by which the constitution was made holds inspiring lessons in the power of hope, active individual leadership, diversity and dissent.
The court also pulled up the agencies investigating the murders of Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare over their failure to arrest the main suspects in these cases so far.
The narrative of Indian film censorship is slowly changing. It is no longer just for big releases, but also indies, documentaries and shorts, and the film festivals that screen them.
For years, the CBFC has been going far beyond its jurisdiction, acting as a so-called guardian of our morality and worldview.
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The students’ union called the administration’s decision “ideological censorship”.
The movie has the Ramjanmbhoomi agitation and the demolition of the Babri mosque as its background.
Our media is not officially muzzled. But the spirit of dissent is being hollowed out bit by bit.
The ‘historical’ Padmini is no more than a symbolic manifestation of the fusion of bardic imagination and colonial ethnography.
Gauri was everything that the Sangh loves to hate – a fearless and opinionated single woman, an extremely important voice against Hindutva and someone who wrote extensively against caste.
The report finds that between 2002 and 2015, Section 67 was the highest used Section in the IT Act after Section 66.
The CBFC says the version of the film shown to the festival’s jury violated certain rules, and hence the film has to be re-examined by the board.
Despite the apex court’s statement, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said the film will not be released in his state until the director issues a clarification.
The foreign enemy has already been overdone. We need to invent new enemies. History or a certain version of it is to be flaunted to graze up our sore spot.
Bhowmick was shot dead on Tuesday by a Tripura State Rifles trooper during an altercation.
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Adityanath claimed the filmmaker was in the habit of “playing with public sentiments”.
The information broadcasting ministry had earlier removed S Durga, as well as Nude, from the festival’s line up despite the jury choosing them.
The delay comes after the CBFC sent the film back because the forms were ‘incomplete’ and the makers and actors of the film faced numerous threats of violence.
The films were “removed without any intimation, discussion or recourse to the jury which has the final say according to the Indian Panorama regulations”, they said.
The actor criticised the government for not condemning those making open threats of violence.
Politicians and ‘Senas’ threatening violence need to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
The blank editorial, published on National Press Day, highlights the grave threat posed by state government’s ‘black law’ to journalism.
“I want the ministry to go by the rule and not overlook the jury’s decision. They should behave like a democracy, not a dictatorship,” Sasidharan said.
The director of ‘Dashkriya’ – which has won several national awards and has secured the approval of the CBFC – claims the film is about social discrimination and inequality and not caste or religion.
Filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh Resigns from Festival Jury After I&B Ministry Removes Two Films from Selection
The ministry pulled out Malayalam movie S Durga and Marathi film Nude from the 48th edition of the International Film Festival of India.
The gathering sang, danced and celebrated as people from all walks of life, identifying with different sexual orientations and genders got together at Barakhamba metro station to march till Jantar Mantar.
Tamil author and scholar Perumal Murugan talks about the importance of translations, the role of Sahitya Akademi and his return to writing in a conversation with The Wire’s books editor Omair Ahmad.
Speaking at the platinum jubilee event of the Daily Thanthi, the PM quoted Gandhi to say the misuse of power by the media is “criminal”.
While action was earlier taken at the behest of top leaders, activists allege that the bureaucracy and police are now acting on their own whims.
G. Bala’s cartoon drew attention to the political and official apathy which led to the death of a family that had come under the pressure of a moneylender.
Haasan had said that right-wing Hindutva groups cannot deny the existence of Hindu extremism.
“This a question of democracy, of expression, of the people’s opinion of pride,” the Rajasthan Patrika editorial said.
It seems Facebook is increasingly becoming a platform for people who wish to divide people, and not for those who ridicule these divisive tactics.
As the editors of a social science journal resign, Apoorvanand asks: ‘Why do powerful people tasked with furthering glorious intellectual legacies turn out to be gods with feet of clay?’
The organisation’s plea comes at a time when The Wire is facing both civil and criminal defamation suits by BJP president Amit Shah’s son, Jay Shah.
The lanes of the Jantar Mantar have now fallen silent. Has the gulf between the authorities and the people widened?
This is the second time a film by the same filmmaker has been prevented from being screened at the college.
Gogoi has been charged of “waging war against the state” by urging people at a public rally to pick up guns.
The plea under the Right to Information Act also questioned the delay in the release of information about the ordinance.