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Release of ‘Gulaab Gang’ blocks by Delhi High Court

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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has stayed the release of forthcoming Hindi movie Gulaab Gang.

Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva stayed the release of the film  saying that if it is allowed to be released it will cause irreparable damage to the reputation of Pal. The film was set for release March 7 in India and on March 6 in the UAE. , Films is based on the life of activist Sampat Pal, who formed Gulabi Gang, a group of pink sari-clad women vigilantes in Uttar Pradesh in north India. Local distributors said that the film would release in the UAE as planned on Thursday (March 6, 2014, unless a notification comes from India.

Pal moved the high court seeking a restraining order on the release of the film, saying the filmmakers did not take her permission before making the movie, which, she alleges, shows her in bad light.

The Gulabi gang was founded by Sampat Pal Devi, a mother of five and former government health worker (as well as a former child bride), as a response to widespread domestic abuse and other violence against women. Gulabis visit abusive husbands and beat them up with laathis (bamboo sticks) unless they stop abusing their wives. In 2008, they stormed an electricity office in Banda district and forced officials to turn back on the power they had cut in order to extract bribes.[5] They have also stopped child marriages and protested dowry and female illiteracy.

 

Release of  ‘Gulaab Gang’  blocks by Delhi High Court
Release of ‘Gulaab Gang’ blocks by Delhi High Court

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