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India's Modi Defends Ban on Delhi Gang Rape Documentary

535 09.05.2015 Инфо

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has defended his government's decision to ban a controversial documentary film about the fatal gang rape of a woman in New Delhi, saying it was to ensure the dignity of the victim was protected.
The film "India's Daughter" - which features an interview with one of the men who raped and tortured a 23-year-old woman on a bus in December 2012 - was banned in March as his comments were considered to be derogatory towards women.
The director of the documentary, Leslee Udwin, said the ban obstructed free speech. Critics have said the move was aimed at concealing widespread misogynistic attitudes in India.