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‘No one above nation, with govt. on documentary ban': Nirbhaya’s mother

March07/ 2015

New Delhi, Mar. 7 : Nirbhaya’smother on Saturday said that no one is above the nation, and added that if the government did not want the interview of Mukesh Singh, one of the convicts of the Nirbhaya gang-rape case, to be broadcasted, then people should respect that decision.

“If our government does not want this documentary to be shown, then people shouldn’t broadcast it. We are not above the nation and therefore even we would not want it to be broadcasted,” she said.

“We have been going through the pain of what has been shown in the documentary from the past two-and-a-half years, but this is about nation’s image and dignity, and so, if the government does not want its broadcast, we are with them,” she added.

Earlier on Thursday, Nirbhaya‘s father had said that the documentary should not have been banned as it was a ‘mirror to society’.

The Bar Council of India had earlier on Friday said that it had issued notices to two defence lawyers for their remarks in a documentary “India’s Daughter”, depicting the brutal gang-rapeand murder of a paramedic student in Delhi in 2012, which has sparked massive outrage and condemnation.

In its notice, the council said that it had given lawyers M L Sharma and A K Singh three weeks’ time to explain why disciplinary action should not be initiated against them for their remarks.

In the film – banned in India and telecast by the BBC on Wednesday night, Sharma has, at one point, said that “there is no place for women in Indian culture. Both A K Singh and he made other outrageous comments too.

Sharma and Singh are representing four men, who are on death row for gang-raping and killing a 23-year-old woman in a moving bus in Delhi in December 2012. The woman came to be known as ” Nirbhaya” or fearless, and became a symbol for India’s fight to check crimes against women.



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