Kummanam slams CBFC decision to refuse certificate to '21 months of hell'
Thiruvananthapuram: BJP state president Kummanam Rajasekharan has criticised the censor board’s decision to refuse certificate to Yadu Vijayakrishnan's documentary ‘21 months of hell.’
Kummanam alleged that the only reason for denial of permission to the documentary is that it is about RSS activists who faced the Emergency courageously.
In a statement, Kummanam opined that the censor board's finding is that atrocities as portrayed in the documentary did not occur during the emergency period.
"The censor board in Kerala and some of its members have taken the stand that permission cannot be given to the documentary that portrays RSS heroically. It is interesting that such a thing happened even when a campaign is being unleashed that those who oppose the RSS are silenced during the Modi regime. Anybody who has social consciousness knows that it was RSS that led India to the light of democracy from the darkness of emergency. Lakhs of RSS activists were victims of torture during the emergency, Hundreds of activists sacrificed their lives. Some of them are living a vegetable life now. The censor board has not provided a reason to Yadu Vijayakrishnan for denying permission for his documentary. This is fascism. This is intolerance. The BJP is extending all support to Yadhu Vijayakrishnan in his fight against fascism," Kummanam said.