Monday, June 12, 2006

India's Supreme Court rejects pleas to ban "Da Vinci Code"

NEW DELHI (AFP) - India's highest court has rejected pleas to ban the film "The Da Vinci Code", saying the plot which suggests Jesus was married was fiction and not offensive. A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court threw out separate petitions from the All India Christian Welfare Association and an individual to outlaw the film made by director Ron Howard. "When the censor board and the government has cleared the screening of the film, what is the objection?" the bench said in an order Monday. "You yourself accept it is fiction and not fact, then there should not have any objection," the two judges in their order told the association, which has been at the forefront of a Christian campaign to ban the film in India. [More]


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