Aarakshan (film)

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Artist: Prakash Jha

Year: 2011

Date of Action: August 2011

Region: Asia

Location: India

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Film Video

Confronting Bodies: Indian government

Description of Artwork: The film discussed Indian affirmative action of Dalits, member of India's lower castes, most of whom used to be considered "untouchables."

The Incident: The film was set to be released in India on August 12, 2011. Critics claimed it portrayed Dalits, who are often the recipients of affirmative action in India, in a negative light.

Results of Incident: The film was band in the Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, and Andhra Pradesh regions of India.