India: Play cancelled due to protests from Hindu fundamentalists

After dates for the performance ‘Ali J’ were announced, it was banned from being staged in three different cities.


“In spite of obtaining prior permission from the city police regarding the play, a team of police came to the venue and told us to cancel the show at the last minute. It was shocking for us. It is sad that the police failed to provide us the protection to stage the play and instead asked us to cancel it. The Hindu Janajagruti Samiti, a fundamentalist group, is gagging our freedom of expression,” said Karthik Kumar, actor and director of ‘Ali J’.

The political thriller is produced by a Chennai theatre group called Evam.

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