Subject: Sexual/Gender Orientation, Political/Economic/Social Opinion
Medium: Film Video
Artist: Deepa Mehta
Confronting Bodies: India's Hindu Shiv Sena party and Indian censors
Dates of Action: December, 1998
Location: New Delhi, Bombay, Surat and Pune, India
Description of Artwork: Mehta's film, Fire is about a love affair between two sisters-in-law.
The Incident: The film was removed from theaters in the cities of New Delhi, Bombay, Surat and Pune after members of the Shiv Sena party attacked the facilities.
Results of Incident: The Junior information and Broadcasting Minister, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, decided to review the film and decide whether or not it should be banned.
Source: Index on Censorship, 1/99