Indian censors demand removal of 'Hindu' and 'cow' from film about Nobel laureate

Indian censors demand removal of 'Hindu' and 'cow' from film about Nobel laureate

Director of documentary about Nobel laureate Amartya Sen says he is shocked by list of words that must be bleeped out

India’s film censors have ordered that a documentary about the economist and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen be altered to remove words including “Hindu” “India” and “cow”, the director has said.

Suman Ghosh said he was told by censor board officials on Monday that his one-hour documentary about Sen, a Harvard professor and essayist, could be released only if certain words were bleeped out.

Related: India’s censorship board in disarray amid claims of political interference

If somebody of his stature cannot express himself freely, what hope does the common citizen have 2/2

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