Dan Brown's effigy, book burnt
An effigy of author Dan Brown, copies of The Da Vinci Code and a VCD of the film were burnt today by Mizoram Producers' Guild.Updated: Jun 09, 2006 21:02 IST
An effigy of author Dan Brown, copies of his controversial book
The Da Vinci Code
and a VCD of the film based on the book were burnt today by members of the Mizoram Producers' Guild, an organisation of film-makers.
The MPG said that the book as well as the film, made by celebrated Hollywood director Ron Howard, contained alleged blasphemy against Christianity and demanded that the state government ban the book and screening of the film immediately.
PC Biaksiama, a prominent local theologian, wondered why the government of the state, where a majority of people follow Christian faith, was hesitant to ban the book and the film while some other states, where the majority of people are Hindus or Muslims, had already done so.
Aldrin Zosangliana, president of the MPG, said that the Mizo people should raise their voice against the distortion of the life of Jesus Christ in the book and the film.
|Controversial novelist Dan Brown|
First Published: Jun 09, 2006 15:52 IST