Social media platform Twitter has pulled down filmmaker Leena Manimekalai’s tweet about her documentary “Kaali”, which is at the moment on the centre of an argument, in response to “a authorized demand”.
Within the mentioned tweet posted on July 2, the Toronto-based director had shared the poster of “Kaali”, which depicted the titular goddess smoking and holding an LGBTQ flag.
“This Tweet from @LeenaManimekali has been withheld in India in response to a authorized demand,” learn a message rather than the unique publish.
It’s unknown when the tweet was taken down by the microblogging website.
On Tuesday, the Delhi Police and the Uttar Pradesh Police filed separate FIRs towards Ms Manimekalai over the controversial poster.
Additional, the Indian Excessive Fee in Ottawa had urged the Canadian authorities to take down all “provocative materials” associated to the movie after it obtained complaints from leaders of the Hindu group in Canada in regards to the “disrespectful depiction” of Hindu gods.
“Kaali” was showcased as a part of the ‘Beneath the Tent’ mission on the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto.
Beneath assault for the poster, Ms Manimekalai had on Monday mentioned she is going to proceed to make use of her voice fearlessly until she is alive.
“I’ve nothing to lose. Until the time I reside, I want to reside with a voice that speaks what I imagine with out concern. If the value for that’s my life, it may be given,” she wrote in a tweet in Tamil in response to an article on the controversy.
The filmmaker additionally urged folks to observe the documentary to grasp the context behind the poster.
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