Delhi High court refuses to stay ban on documentary on Nirbhaya gang rape
19 March 2015, Nirapad News: The Delhi High Court today again refused to stay ban on BBC documentary ‘India’s Daughter’. The court has asked the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to issue an advisory over the ban.
A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice RS Endlaw posted the two public interest litigations for revocation of the ban on the documentary’s telecast for 15th of the next month.
The High court last week had rejected a plea to stay ban on the documentary, saying that the case was sub-judice in Supreme Court and allowing its display in the masses could affect the case. The court had referred the matter to the Court of Chief Justice.
The Indian government banned the BBC documentary “India’s Daughter” on the rape of the woman who has come to be known as Nirbhaya or the Fearless, following an uproar over convicted rapist Mukesh Singh’s comments blaming the victim.
Meanwhile, British-based filmmaker Leslee Udwin , the maker of the documentary, garnered some international support for the film.