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Separatists issue edict against Hindi films

Bollywood films have been banned by rebel groups throughout India’s troubled north-eastern region because their “erotic song and dance numbers” have been deemed a bad influence on young minds. In a rare show of solidarity, nine armed separatist groups across five states, including Assam, have issued an edict against the popular Hindi films from Bombay’s film factories. “Hindi films are part of an ugly Indian media campaign of cultural aggression, endangering the very survival of the unique cultural identity of the indigenous people,” said a tribal Bodo rebel leader in Assam. A similar ban, imposed two years ago, is in place in Manipur state, which borders Burma. Full Story

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