VIJAYAWADA:A round table organised by the city units of AIDWA and SFI here Wednesday on BBC documentary ‘India’s Daughter’ demanded that the government lift the ban on screening and telecast of the documentary in the country.
All the participants in the meeting opined that people have a right to know as to what had actually happened and it was not proper for the government to impose a ban on the documentary. “Atrocities against women in the country are increasing day by day and the Nirbaya rape incident in Delhi is a prime example. In spite of the public outcry, people’s representatives are proving insensitive if one goes by their comments on women, AIDWA state vice-president K Swaroopa Rani said.
She said Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s statement that allowing the telecast of the documentary, in which interview with the prime accused in the Nirbaya case is included, will bring shame to the country is laughable. “Was there no shame, when 2,000 people were done to death in communal violence in Gujarat,” she asked and demanded immediate lifting of the ban.
Family court counsellor ML Prasad Babu and Bejawada Bar Association president S Srinivas also opined that it was not fair on the part of the government to impose such restrictions.