27 February, 2021

Ban, Excise, Punish, Gag...

Sania Mirza, Rahul Dholakia, Khushboo, Mangal Pandey, Manmohan Singh, L.K. Advani, Jo Bole So Nihaal, Shyam Benegal, Sins...

Ban, Excise, Punish, Gag...
In 2005 alone...
  • Fatwa issued about tennis player Sania Mirza's short skirts and sleeveless tops by cleric Hasheeb-ul-Hasan Siddiqui of the Sunni Ulema Board.

  • Rahul Dholakia's feature film on the Gujarat riots, Parzania, provokes noisy protests at the Goa Film Festival in November, with allegations that the film was "funded by Dawood Ibrahim".

  • Actress Khushboo's comments on pre-marital sex in September unleash a strident campaign by the Tamil Protection Movement of the Pattali Makkal Katchi and Dalit Panthers, who claim she has insulted Tamil culture and honour.

  • His alleged descendants go to court over "inaccurate portrayal" of the hero of the 1857 mutiny in Mangal Pandey: The Rising.

  • BJP and...

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