Govt to control censorship of films?

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In an attempt to tighten the the censorship of films, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry has proposed a change in the Cinematograph Act. This change will allow the Indian government to review movies that have already been cleared by the CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification). According to MIB’s (Ministry of Information and Broadcasting) public notice, the Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2021 was introduced “to tackle the menace of film piracy.” This will be a debatable move as CBFC is an independent body, however, this change suggests that the government would hold power over the Censor Board’s decisions directly. In the notice, the Indian government has invited comments on the Draft Amendment Bill from the general public stating, “MIB solicits comments from General Public on the Draft Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill, 2021 by 2nd July, 2021.”

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