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Nirbhaya documentary: Commercial benefit will stir up protest, says Smriti Irani

Expressing displeasure over the controversial BBC documentary 'India's Daughter', Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani said on Sunday that deriving "commercial benefits" out of a brutal incident would definitely trigger an outrage in the country.



Raipur: Expressing displeasure over the controversial BBC documentary 'India's Daughter', Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani said on Sunday that deriving "commercial benefits" out of a brutal incident would definitely trigger an outrage in the country.

"I feel that the kind of outrage evoked after that (December 16, 2012 gang-rape) incident, today it looks like the same.. Such kind of incident occurred with the girl.. She was brutally murdered," Irani said on the resistance that the film faced from some quarters.

"(If) somebody tries to make commercial benefits out of it (the incident) then it would definitely trigger an outrage," she said on being asked about the ban on the BBC documentary 'India's Daughter', without naming the filmmaker or producer.

The documentary made by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin contained interview of Mukesh Singh, who is one of the six convicts for brutally gang-raping and killing a 23-year-old paramedical student in Delhi.

She was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a programme held on International Women's Day at Balbeer Juneja Indoor Stadium here this evening.

The documentary had sparked a row ever since its screening was announced in India last week, following which it has been banned by the government.  

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