Gujarat MP calls for stricter film
censorship rule

Mahesh Trivedi
Filed on December 30, 2012

AHMEDABAD - Gujarat-born Rajya Sabha MP Parimal Nathwani has said that there is an urgent need to re-look at censoring of the films and the censorship laws need to be reviewed threadbare.

In a statement condoling the death of the Delhi gang rape victim, he said that while a strict punishment for crime against women was imperative to set deterrents in the system, at the same time, he said, stringent scrutiny of the sex, violence and crime-related aspects in Hindi cinema was also the need of the hour.

“The argument that ‘spectators want it and that is why we show it’ is just rubbish. Also, to tell that films show what happens in the society is also untrue,” he said.

He demanded complete overhaul and restructuring of the censorship systems and laws, adding that the way in which sex and crime were projected in films had an adverse influence on sinful minds who were tempted to venture into such crimes.

Meanwhile, a unique wall painting competition was organised in Ahmedabad to highlight the horrendous Delhi gang rape case. Walls of the city carried messages by fine arts students and artists on women’s empowerment and stopping abuse of girls and women.

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