Shooting the messenger

In denial

Print edition : April 03, 2015

Film-maker Leslee Udwin at a press conference in New Delhi on March 3. Photo: PTI

New Delhi, September 29, 2013: Mukesh Singh, one of the accused in the December 2012 gang-rape case who was interviewed in Leslee Udwin's film, being brought to the Delhi High Court. Photo: S. Subramanium

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. He said in the Rajya Sabha on March 4 that Leslee Udwin had been granted permission to interview the convict for "social purposes" and not "commercial use". Photo: PTI

A silent march by students in Bangalore urging the government to lift the ban on the documentary film, on March 13. Photo: Manjunath Kiran/AFP

Instead of acknowledging and addressing systemic problems such as rape and other forms of violence against women and regressive mindsets, the government bans a documentary that draws attention to them.
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