NEW DELHI—The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has banned the screening of Dilli 1984, a movie based on the life story of Bibi Jagdish Kaur. Bibi Jagdish Kaur is a Sikh widow who had her entire family murdered during the 1984 anti-Sikh pogroms in New Delhi.
The trial show for the movie was held in Mumbai and the film board rejected certification for the movie unanimously. The certification board alleged that the movie is “not fit for public viewing.” The board also rejected a proposal to remove objectionable scenes from the movie.
CBFC held that the film could once again disturb the peace. Furthermore, it was alleged that the movie could influence the judgment of cases against Jagdish Tytler which are pending in the court.
The film crew is planning a promotional visit to various other countries, where they plan to release the movie.