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Text of High Court of Delhi Ruling Clearing the Film ’Had-Anhad’ for unrestricted public screening

by, 10 March 2011

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Text of High Court of Delhi judgment pronounced on 9 March 2011 clears the documentary film ’Had Anhad’ for unrestricted public exhibition quashing the orders of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT), which had both required certain cuts to be made before granting a certificate. The film is about Kabir and `his Ram’, which the film maker, Shabnam Virmani, explores through folk and sufi singers in the sub-continent. The judgment touches upon interesting questions of freedom of speech and expression, citizenship, speakable and the unspeakable, and implications thereof on the quality of democracy.

Full Text of Delhi High Court Ruling of 9 March 2011
by Justice S. Muralidhar
50 pages (PDF)