February 24, 2005

Green light for Sins release

The Telegraph

New Delhi, Feb. 24: Director Vinod Pande’s Sins, a film that has triggered protests from Christians across the country, will not be banned despite an appeal by theAbuse Tracker Commission for Minorities that the government review the film again.

Sins, which reportedly tells the story of a priest who falls in love with a woman, is slated for an all-India release tomorrow. Catholic priests are not allowed to marry and must remain celibate after joining the Church.

Tarlochan Singh, the chairman of the commission, had written to information and broadcasting minister S. Jaipal Reddy to review the film after the archbishop of Delhi, Vincent Concessao, lodged a complaint.

The government is relieved that the matter is now out of its purview. The film’s producers had gone to Bombay High Court to ensure that Sins is not banned. Today, the court passed orders saying that the film can be screened.

Posted by kshaw at February 24, 2005 04:38 PM