Court tells Delhi gang rape lawyers to explain documentary remarks

By Suchitra Mohanty NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – India’s top court on Tuesday called on two lawyers to explain comments made in a controversial BBC documentary on the gang rape and murder of a woman on a Delhi bus, after female advocates said the remarks were “inhumane” and “unjustifiable”.

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Court tells Delhi gang rape lawyers to explain documentary remarks

By Suchitra Mohanty NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – India’s top court on Tuesday called on two lawyers to explain comments made in a controversial BBC documentary on the gang rape and murder of a woman on a Delhi bus, after female advocates said the remarks were “inhumane” and “unjustifiable”. The documentary “India’s Daughter” was banned by the government earlier this month, when the home minister said remarks by Mukesh Singh – one of four men convicted for the December 2012 crime – in which he blamed the victim, were derogatory and an affront to the dignity of women.

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India asks YouTube to remove Delhi rape film

India has asked YouTube to remove all links to a controversial documentary about the gang rape and murder of a woman in Delhi after banning its broadcast, a government official told Reuters on Thursday. Leslee Udwin's “India's Daughter” features an interview with Mukesh Singh, one of four men sentenced to death for the rape and torture of a 23-year-old woman on a moving bus in December 2012. “We just forwarded the court order and asked them (YouTube) to comply,” an official at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology told Reuters

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