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Amartya row: CBFC decision attack on freedom of expression,

Press Trust of India  |  Coimbatore 

The today called the Censor Board's decision to stall a documentary film on Nobel Laureate an "attack on the freedom of expression" and alleged the Centre had a hand in the controversy.

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has asked Suman Ghosh, director of the documentary titled 'The Argumentative Indian', to mute four words-- "cow", "Gujarat", "Hindutva" and "Hindu India"-- uttered by the economist in the film.

The documentary titled 'The Argumentative Indian' has been stalled by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), with its director Suman Ghosh being told to mute words like "cow", "Gujarat", "Hindutva" and "Hindu India" uttered by the Nobel laureate in the film.

"It is a direct assault on freedom of expression and creativity, with the hands of the Central behind it," National secretary D Raja told PTI.

The film was slated to be released in this weekend. Meanwhile, Ghosh has refused to mute the four words.

The leader was here to pay homage to veteran party leader and author D Gnaniah, who died four days ago.

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First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 18:07 IST