NIRBHAYA

  • Delhi High Court refuses plea to lift ban on airing BBC gangrape documentary 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday declined an interim prayer of a law student seeking lifting of ban on telecasting the controversial BBC documentary on the December 16 gangrape case convict's interview. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw also observed that the Information...
  • 'Delhi Belly' actress Poorna Jagannathan opens up about her encounter with sexual abuse as a child April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Poorna Jagannathan, actress, producer and daughter of a diplomat, has shared her horrific experiences of sexual abuse as a child and as a young adult. In a video, which is part of a series shot for a project with the World Bank, WEvolve, the 'Delhi Belly' actress gave an...
  • WCD Ministry replaces MHA as nodal agency for Nirbhaya Fund April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: The government has made the Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry the nodal agency for the Nirbhaya Fund in place of the Ministry of Home Affairs, which could utilise only one per cent of the pool set up after the brutal gangrape of December 16, 2012 in the...
  • Reactions that Nirbhaya documentary got bothers me a lot: Leslee Udwin April 4, 2015

    British filmmaker Leslee Udwin said that the reactions to her documentary on Nirbhaya bothers her a lot. "This really sickens me. The hypocrisy of mini mouthed, unthinking comments by those who say my film gives platform to rapists, but why has Indian Parliament for many years, given a platform to...
  • Giriraj Singh no better than a rapist, says Nirbhaya documentary director Leslee Udwin April 3, 2015

    New Delhi: There is no end to the row over Union Minister Giriraj Singh's racist comments. Strongly objecting to comments by ministers, controversial British filmmaker Leslee Udwin who directed the documentary on Nirbhaya said that Singh is "no better than a rapist". "This really sickens me. The hypocrisy of mini mouthed,...
  • Nirbhaya documentary: SC seeks reply from advocates of accused March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought response from two advocates, representing the December 16 gangrape convicts, against whom a women lawyers body has sought action for allegedly making derogatory remarks against women in a BBC documentary on the case. "We have heard the argument, pleadings and grievances urged...
  • India's Daughter: Gangrape convict's voice can be found in drawing rooms across India, says BBC March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The co-producer of the banned BBC Documentary 'India's Daughter' on Friday defended the decision to interview one of the December 16 gang-rape convicts saying his "voice" could be found in "many drawing rooms" across the country and should not be treated in isolation. Dibang, who produced the film along...
  • Women lawyers move SC against December 16 gangrape case advocates March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: An association of women lawyers on Friday mentioned in the Supreme court a petition seeking action against two advocates for making derogatory remarks on women in a BBC documentary on December 16 gangrape case. A bench headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu said it would hear the matter...
  • Delhi HC to hear plea to put December 16 gangrape documentary CD on record March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Tuesday agreed to hear on Wednesday a plea seeking to place before it a copy of the controversial documentary on the December 16 gangrape case. The application to place a CD of the video and other documents was mentioned before a bench of justices...
  • Indian man's answer to 'India's Daughter' is 'United Kingdom's Daughters', a film on rapes in UK March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: After the broadcast of a BBC documentary by Leslee Udwin 'India's Daughter' which deals with the brutal and horrific gangrape, and murder of a 23-year-old paramedical student popularly called Nirbhaya, the world is looking at India as a 'country of rapists'. The documentary shows the convicted rapists and...
  • Delhi HC refuses to lift ban on Nirbhaya documentary 'India's Daughter' March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday refused to lift the ban to broadcast Nirbhaya Documentary 'India's daughter' on December 16, 2012 gangrape incident. The PIL filed by lawyer Vibhor Anand sought lifting of the ban on the telecast of the documentary. The High Court has re-notified the matter to...
  • Wrong to ban rape documentary, says Kiran Bedi March 11, 2015

    Washington: Former top cop and BJP leader Kiran Bedi has said that the controversial BBC documentary on the Delhi gang rape case need not have been banned by the government without watching and analysing it, as it meets the "needs of crime prevention strategies" in chauvinistic segments of Indian society. The...
  • 'India's Daughter' doesn't defame India: Farhan Akhtar March 11, 2015

    Mumbai: After veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar voiced his strong opinion in favour of 'India's Daughter', his son Farhan Akhtar has come forward to support the controversial documentary, saying filmmaker Leslee Udwin's intent is not to defame India. The documentary, on the December 16, 2012 gang rape in Delhi, has triggered an...
  • Nirbhaya's friend, who was with her on the fateful night, calls 'India's Daughter' a fake film March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: While the British filmmaker Leslee Udwin claims that her documentary on the horrific Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case, 'India's Daughter', accurately depicts what happened on the night of December 16, 2012, the sole witness to the barbaric assault on the 23-year-old woman called the film "fake". Backing the...
  • German professor rejects Indian intern due to 'rape problem' March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: An Indian student's internship request was rejected by a professor in Germany citing "rape problem" in India, prompting a sharp reaction from the German envoy to India who condemned it saying India was not a "country of rapists". Professor Beck-Sickinger of Leipzig University in Free State of Saxony had...
  • Delhi High Court refuses urgent hearing of PIL to lift ban on Nirbhaya documentary March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday refused to give urgent hearing to a PIL seeking lifting of the ban on telecast of a controversial documentary featuring an interview of one of the four convicts in the December 16 gangrape case. A bench of justices BD Ahmed and Vibhu Bakhru...
  • Nirbhaya case: German Ambassador says BBC documentary trying to show reality March 9, 2015

    Reacting to the ban on BBC documentary on the Nirbhaya case, German Ambassador Michael Steiner on Monday said that it is encouraging that a debate over the ban is going on. ...
  • 'Don't ban what we don't like to hear' March 8, 2015

    So there's a petition that was circulated a while back, to take legal action against the lawyers who defended the rapists in the Nirbhaya case. I would like to explain why I have NOT signed it - and why I am unwilling to. 1. Although I cannot by any measure understand...
  • India @ 9 with Parikshit Luthra March 8, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Parikshit Luthra on India @ 9. ...
  • PIL in Delhi High Court seeks lifting of ban on December 16 gangrape documentary March 7, 2015

    New Delhi: A PIL has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking lifting of the ban on telecast of the controversial documentary featuring an interview of one of the convicts of the December 16 gangrape case. A Delhi court had on March 4 said that its order restraining broadcasting of...
  • India's decision to ban Nirbhaya documentary has backfired: US group March 7, 2015

    New York: A prominent writers group in the US has said the Indian government's decision to ban the British Broadcasting Corporation documentary on the Delhi gangrape incident has "backfired" as attempts to suppress the film have given rise to a broader debate on issues of women's rights and freedom of...
  • Shocked over show cause notice by Bar Council of India: Nirbhaya case defence lawyer ML Sharma March 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The Bar Council of India has issued show cause notices to the two defence lawyers ML Sharma and AP Singh over their outrageous statements featured in the Nirbhaya documentary. They have been asked to reply in three weeks time. Expressing shock over Bar Council's action against him, lawyer ML...
  • Government embarrassed India by asking UK to ban Nirbhaya documentary, says Shashi Tharoor March 7, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor slammed the Narendra Modi government for asking the United Kingdom to ban Nirbhaya documentary on the December 16, 2012 gangrape-murder case. Tharoor said the government embarrassed the country by its move and all men should watch the documentary. The documentary made by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin...
  • Nirbhaya documentary: Government probes if BBC filmmaker misled authorities March 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Whether Leslie Udwin, the British filmmaker who made the BBC documentary on the December 16, 2012 gang-rape, had misled government authorities would only be clear after the probe into this concludes, an official said. A home ministry official, who did not want to be named said on Friday that...
  • Government sends legal notice to BBC March 6, 2015

    YouTube has blocked the access to the controversial Nirbhaya documentary. The government has sent a legal notice to the BBC. Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, "We had requested BBC not to air the documentary but they have gone ahead. We'll look into the legalities and take appropriate action." ...
  • Ban on Nirbhaya documentary: Ravi Shankar Prasad says Modi government respects freedom of press March 5, 2015

    Reacting on the government move on the controversial BBC documentary on Delhi gangrape - India's daughter', Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "The government headed by Narendra Modi fully respects the freedom of press and the freedom of articulation of views." ...
  • Is banning of Nirbhaya film a regressive step? March 5, 2015

    After government's request, video sharing website YouTube has removed the controversial BBC documentary on Delhi gangrape - India's daughter' in the country. The YouTube link in India gives the message, "This content is not available on this country domain due to a court order." ...
  • Nirbhaya's father now objects to documentary 'India's Daughter' March 5, 2015

    Ballia: The family of Delhi gangrape victim has taken a strong exception to making public of their daughter's name in the BBC documentary and has warned of taking legal action in this connection. "Despite clearly telling them not to make the name and photo of our daughter public, they have...
  • Ban on 'India's Daughter': Writer Ruchir Joshi says ban on documentary won't any effect seriously March 5, 2015

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Writer Ruchir Joshi said, "There was no problem seeing it and it was very clear, sound was very good, image was very clear. It's not the ban that can be put an effect seriously because YouTube may ban it but there are 100 different...
  • YouTube blocks access to BBC documentary Nirbhaya in India March 5, 2015

    After government's request, video sharing website YouTube has removed the controversial BBC documentary on Delhi gangrape - India's daughter' in the country. The YouTube link in India gives the message, "This content is not available on this country domain due to a court order." ...