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Modi govt bans film on Muzaffarnagar riots

Two hours and 27 minutes long “En Dino Muzaffarnagar” by Shubhradeep Chakravorty & Meera Chaudhary is going to be recorded in the history as the first documentary film banned under Prime Minister Modi. The gag order came on 30 June. The film makers have now applied in Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) for redressal.

“En Dino Muzaffarnagar” is about  Muzaffarnagar faced riots first time in its history last September. Interestingly, the phenomenon of riots in villages is completely new for the whole region. The  film is an investigative documentation of the riots of Muzaffarnagar and its socio-political outfall. It is a tale of what led to the riots at first and what happened in its aftermath. In this anti-Muslim riot more than 60 people died and close to one lakh people were displaced in the process. This documentary is a story of grief, hate and fear that shows how local power politics turns the pages of the history to rewrite it. Why riots happened in the villages for the first time, how riots affected the symbiosis of brotherhood in the villages between two communities and how the loss of the grief stricken farmers can’t be justified with few vested interest playing the power games.
For more info, contact  Shubhradeep Chakravorty at 0-9868226579 / shubhradeep@gmail.com
 

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-31 August 2014 on page no. 4

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