Monday, August 21, 2006

Censorship at home and abroad

Amit Varma reports that moveie channels are being blocked by Indian cable operators following a high court ruling.
I've just received news that the cable operators have stopped showing all paid channels in Mumbai to protest against police raids that were carried out on eight cable operators and three multi-system operators, during which transmission equipment was seized. The cable operators' stand is that the onus of complying with the high court directive was on the television channels, and that they have been needlessly harassed.
Before anyone sniggers at the backwardness of it all, Amit also points out that Tom and Jerry is now censored in the UK.