"> Name: Deepa Mehta's film, Fire, causes violence in India

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  Asia

SubjectSexual/Gender Orientation , Political/Economic/Social Opinion

MediumFilm Video

Artist: Deepa Mehta

Confronting Bodies: India's Hindu Shiv Sena party and Indian censors

Date of Action: December 1998

Specific Location: New Delhi, Bombay, Surat and Pune, India

Description of Artwork: Mehta's film, "Fire" is about a love affair between two sisters-in-law.

Description of Incident: The film was removed from theaters in the cities of New Delhi, Bombay, Surat and Pune after members of the Shiv Sena party attacked the facilities.

Results of Incident: The Junior information and Broadcasting Minister, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, decided to review the film and decide whether or not it should be banned.

Source: Index on Censorship, 1/99

Submitted By: NCAC

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