Indian PM Modi defends ban on Delhi gang rape documentary

By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has defended his government’s decision to ban a controversial documentary film about the fatal gang rape of a woman in New Delhi, saying it was to ensure the dignity of the victim was protected. The film “India’s Daughter” – which features an interview with one of the men who raped and tortured a 23-year-old woman on a bus in December 2012 – was banned in March as his comments were considered to be derogatory towards women.

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