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41,000 Indians Have Petitioned The Censor Board For More Gender-Sensitive Ratings

"It is appalling that we've done nothing to denormalise the violence in our popular culture."

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"There is a large body of evidence that links reel-life and real-life violence, linkages that the CBFC is aware of, as is reflected in its own charter," Campaign Manager Ankita Khare said in a press release.

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"Inexplicably, this awareness within the CBFC has only translated into a mere intent to overhaul its certification system, one that remains essentially unchanged since 1952."

41,000 petitions were delivered to Censor Board Chairman Pahlaj Nihalani seeking a more gender-sensitive ratings system for Indian cinema.

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"We are delivering 41,000 petitions in person to the CBFC Chairperson. Let the CBFC see that the time for change hasn't just come, but that thousands of people consider it overdue,” Khare added.

β€œIt is appalling that the best we have done to make women safer is issue advisories on what we should and should not wear, but we've done nothing to denormalise the violence in our popular culture."

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