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 state government’s letter also says that the censor board should take into account “people’s views” while making a decision on the film.
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 channel has pointed out that other channels and newspapers released the same information but were not penalised for the same.
Why the I&B ministry’s allegation that NDTV India endangered the lives of civilians and security forces personnel after the Pathankot attack is inconsistent.
The organisation claimed the censorship imposed on the Hindi channel by the government was reminiscent of the Emergency and demanded an immediate withdrawal of the ban.
Activists from the region have expressed outrage at the Centre’s assumption that people in the northeast need to be taught about August 15 and January 26.
India’s first emergency community radio goes on air in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu.
It’s been three months since students opposed the imposition of an unsuitable chairperson on India’s premier film institute. As the government digs in its heels and refuses to acknowledge it erred, the students have now started a hunger strike.