Medha wants Centre's intervention in Fanaa
NBA leader Medha Patkar demanded Central government's intervention in the matter.india Updated: May 26, 2006 22:17 IST
Lending her voice in support of actor Aamir Khan, whose film Fanaa is not being screened in theatres in Gujarat, for his support to the Narmada Bachao Andolan, NBA leader Medha Patkar demanded Central government's intervention in the matter.
"Anyone who has been associated with us has faced the same fate. Aamir Khan has also faced the same ostracisation," Patkar told reporters here at a sit-in to protest the plight of slum dwellers in the city.
Film-maker Anand Patwardhan and actor Rahul Bose, who also took part in the sit-in, also expressed concern over the Fanaa issue, saying "this an attack on the freedom of expression and a sign that the government of Gujarat is moving towards fascism."
Patkar also demanded that the Central government intervene in the matter.
She also accused the Maharashtra government of conspiring to hush up an investigation into the rehabilitation of Sardar Sarovar Dam affected villagers, saying "just because there is a Congress government at the Centre, there has been no investigation in the state into whether rehabilitation has taken place or not."
First Published: May 26, 2006 22:17 IST