New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to lift ban imposed on broadcasting of BBC’s documentary 'India's Daughter' which is based on December 16 Nirbhaya gangrape case.
Earlier in February, the court had said that banning the documentary doesn’t serve any purpose as it is available on the internet and asked the police to submit the legal provisions under which the film was banned.
"What purpose does the ban serve when it is available on internet? Tell us what are the legal provisions under which prohibitory orders were imposed against the documentary. What is the status of the case after the prohibitory orders," the bench asked the counsel for the police.
The film that was made by a British filmaker Leslee Udwin was broadcast by BBC. But it was banned in India by the govt after outrage by the people.
On December 16, 2012, a girl was raped in a moving bus by a gang of men in south Delhi.