As the ban on the telecast of controversial BBC documentary "India's Daughter" on the December 16, 2012, gang-rape continues, the Supreme Court on Tuesday sought response from two lawyers for making derogatory remarks against women in the short film.
The ban on the telecast of controversial BBC documentary "India's Daughter" on the December 16, 2012, gang-rape will continue, the Delhi High Court ordered on Wednesday and asked the central government to place before it the advisory issued by it to prohibit exhibition of the documentary.
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.
Editors Guild of India today appealed to the government to revoke the ban on the telecast of the BBC documentary, depicting the aftermath of the brutal gang-rape and murder of Nirbhaya in 2012, saying the move was "wholly unwarranted".
British film-maker Leslie Udwin has denied all claims by New Delhi that she broke a contract with Tihar Jail by airing the documentary "India`s Daughter" on BBC, saying that the request for global ban has no legal or practical basis.
The US on Thursday said it supports Indian efforts to address "gender-based violence" in the aftermath of the horrific rape and murder of Nirbhaya, but refused to comment on the latest controversy surrounding the BBC's documentary on the issue.
BJP leader Shazia Ilmi on Thursday demanded the arrest of the lawyers who were representing Mukesh Singh, one of the convicts involved in the December 16, 2012 gang-rape of a 23-year-old woman on a running bus, for encouraging anti-women sentiments.
Questioning the steps taken by the government to fight the increasing number of crimes against women, Nirbhaya's mother on Thursday said it seemed to her that she might die fighting for her daughter but still won't achieve justice.
Defying the ban imposed by the Indian government on the telecast of documentary film 'India's Daughter', which is based on the interview of one of the convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape case, the Britain-based British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on Wednesday night (3:30 am Thursday Indian time) broadcast the controversial film.
British filmmaker Leslee Udwin, whose documentary on the December 16 gang rape has created furore in India for showing an interview with one of the convicts, said on Tuesday that it was her attempt to examine men’s attitude towards women.
British filmmaker Leslee Udwin, whose latest film on December 16 gangrape has created furore in India for showing the interview of one of the convicts, on Tuesday said the film is her attempt to examine the attitude of men towards women.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday took strong exception to a British film maker interviewing December 16 gangrape convict Mukesh Singh in Tihar jail, and sought a detailed report from the jail chief on the whole issue.
On the second death anniversary of the horrific December 16 'Nirbhaya' gang-rape, Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Tuesday said that several changes have been made in law to prevent crime against women since the incident but there is a need for society to change for it to be effective as well.
Pooja and Aarti, the Rohtak sisters who had shot to limelight after a video of them taking on their alleged molesters in a roadways bus surfaced last month, will now undergo polygraph or lie-detector test.