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Mamata condemns CBFC’s demand to mute ‘cow’, ‘Gujarat’ from Amartya Sen documentary

The Central Board of Film Certification officials asked the filmmaker to mute at least four words, including ‘cow’ and ‘Gujarat’, from Sen’s interview in the documentary.

india Updated: Jul 12, 2017 20:17 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addressing a press conference at Nabanna (State Secretariat) in Kolkata on Wednesday.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addressing a press conference at Nabanna (State Secretariat) in Kolkata on Wednesday.(PTI)

Accusing the Centre of trying to muzzle every opposition voice in the country, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday condemned the CBFC’s proposal to mute certain words from the documentary on Nobel Laureate and Economist Amartya Sen.

“Every single voice of the opposition is being muzzled. Now, Dr Amartya Sen,” Banerjee wrote on Twitter. “If somebody of his stature cannot express himself freely, what hope does the common citizen have.”

The Chief Minister’s comments came in the wake of a recent controversy centring on director Suman Ghosh’s documentary “The Argumentative Indian” based on Sen.

According to the filmmaker, the Central Board of Film Certification officials in Kolkata verbally asked him to mute at least four words including ‘cow’ and ‘Gujarat’ from Sen’s interview in the film.