Cong leader opposes ban on BBC documentary

  • Hindustan Times, Gurdaspur
  • Updated: Mar 05, 2015 21:22 IST

Kanwal Bakshi, former member of the Punjab State Subordinate Services Selection Board and a Congress leader, said here on Thursday that blocking of “India’s Daughter”, a documentary by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin, in which she selected the rarest of the rare case of the December 2012 Delhi gang rape, was not the solution to the problem.

He said the need of the hour is to bring radical changes in the system and the society for changing people’s mindset.

Though there was nothing new in the documentary film, said Bakshi, which the people of India didn’t know. “Yet, I failed to understand why there was so much hue and cry among the politicians regarding the film,” he said.

Bakshi said the Indian media, which is one of the most powerful media in the world, had been covering the unfortunate incident from minute to minute at that time and ‘Leslee Udwin has just compiled the reality’.

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