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India Bans Film With Delhi Gang Rapist

Indian authorities are enforcing a court injunction Tuesday to prevent the broadcast of an interview with one of the men sentenced to death for raping and murdering a 23-year-old Delhi student. The BBC’s Storyville documentary India’s Daughter is scheduled to air on International Women’s Day on March 8 and in India on NDTV. The film includes an interview with Mukesh Singh, one of the convicted rapists who said the victim should not have fought back. The court also ordered a block on publishing the interview while the government rebuked prison officials for giving access to the British production. Filmmaker Leslee Udwin said she used formal channels and received permission to conduct the interview from the then-director general of Tihar jail and the Ministry of Home Affairs. The filmmakers said blocking the film violates their freedom of expression.