The 16-minute documentary, In the Shade of Fallen Chinar, centred on art and resistance in the Kashmir Valley had been selected in the National Competition category of the festival organised by the Films Division.
In the year UP chief minister Adityanath turned the ‘suhaag raat’ into the stuff of national headlines, Khabar Lahariya follows the trail of condoms in rural Bundelkhand.
An advisory from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said such advertisements can create “unhealthy practices” among children.
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.
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.
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.