Tuesday, May 16, 2006

India Holds Up 'Da Vinci Code' Opening

BOMBAY, India - The government Tuesday temporarily held up the release of the movie "The Da Vinci Code" in India after receiving complaints from Catholic groups, even though the national censor had cleared the film. Information and Broadcasting Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunshi said he had received more than 200 complaints and has asked for a special screening of the movie. The release of the movie, scheduled for Friday, "may be delayed by a day or two," he said. "We are a secular country. On any sensitive issue, we should take action after we examine every aspect," Dasmunshi told reporters. "We have to be careful." [More]


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