New Delhi, June 11 (KMS): Documentaries based on Rohith Vemula’s suicide, uprising in Kashmir and student agitation at New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) have been denied censor exemption by the Indian Ministry of Information and Broadcast for screening at the upcoming International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala.

Indian media reported that three films- The Unbearable Being of Lightness (based on Rohith Vemula’s suicide), In the shade of Fallen Chinar (on the uprising in Kashmir), and March, March, March (based on the student agitation at JNU) were denied censor exemption by the ministry.

“We are going through an undeclared emergency. It is a time when the rulers decide what we should eat, what we should wear and what we should talk about,” the report quoted Academy chairman Kamal as saying.


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