‘India’s Daughter’: The Documentary India Tried To Ban

But it is on BBC iplayer HERE

India is already in midst of a raging controversy over a government order to ban the broadcast of a documentary about the December 2012 gang-rape of a young student.

The incident, which sparked outrage both in India and around the world, highlighted the frightening level of violence against women in the country.

The Indian government has also asked YouTube to block access to the documentary, claiming that its broadcast violated certain key agreements with the filmmaker.

But the Delhi gang-rape victim’s father has called on all countrymen to watch the documentary, which showed his daughter’s killer blaming the student for ‘being out at night’.

India’s Daughter was described as the ‘bitter truth’ by the young woman’s father after it quoted the views of her rapist Mukesh Singh, who is on death row over the 2012 attack.

The film by award-winning Briton Leslee Udwin, who produced 1999 indie hit East is East, was due to air on the BBC and Indian news channel NDTV to mark International Women’s Day this Sunday.

But it was dropped by NDTV following the ban and the BBC brought forward its screening to last night, citing a strong public interest.

Today India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh vowed there would be consequences for the Corporation, telling NDTV: ‘We had asked to not release the documentary but BBC still released it.

‘We will investigate and the MHA (Ministry of Home Affairs) will take action accordingly. The conditions have been breached so action will be taken accordingly. I won’t comment any further.’

The hour-long documentary aired as part of the long-running Storyville series on BBC Four, and is believed to have been accessed by many in India online.

The Daily Mail



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3 responses to “‘India’s Daughter’: The Documentary India Tried To Ban

  1. mandy

    in the indo/pak subcontinent women are treated as property
    not as human beings
    this is an old vid but one which explains it all

  2. Sabre

    One of the defence counsel made the point that 250 sitting MPs were awaiting trial for charges including murder and rape, although their cases seem to be slow tracked.
    Unfortunately he went on to say that had a female member of his family brought ‘shame’ on herself and the family he’d take her to the family farmhouse douse her in petrol and burn her in front of the assembled family.