India has committed international suicide by banning documentary film India's Daughter, Leslee Udwin, the British filmmaker has said in an interview with Dawn.com.
Udwin made the documentary film India's Daughter on the brutal gangrape of a paramedical student on December 16, 2012 in a moving bus in New Delhi. The incident shook the nation for the sheer brutality and torture inflicted on the hapless girl.
The girl and her male friend fought bravely but she suffered fatal injuries and was admitted to Delhi's Safdarjung hospital. Despite the best efforts by the doctors, her condition kept on deteriorating and she had to move to a Singapore hospital even as thousands of youngsters protested on the streets of Delhi demanding justice for her. She finally succumbed to her injuries on December 29, 2012.
British filmmaker Leslee Udwin, created controversy after making a documentary on the issue. The broadcast of the film was banned in India and also taken off from the YouTube in India.
Udwin termed hate campaign in Indian media, ban on her film and travel in India were all backward steps. It was a great loss of opportunity.
She also quoted as saying "My film was a big Thank You to those extra-ordinary people of India - men and women - who took part in those memorable protests on Delhi streets."
She also hope that Indian Prime Minister Modi will make a right decision by lifting the ban on my film and travel.