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Ban, Excise, Punish, Gag...
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In 2005 alone...
  • Fatwa issued about tennis player Sania Mirza's short skirts and sleeveless tops by cleric Hasheeb-ul-Hasan Siddiqui of the Sunni Ulema Board.

  • Rahul Dholakia's feature film on the Gujarat riots, Parzania, provokes noisy protests at the Goa Film Festival in November, with allegations that the film was "funded by Dawood Ibrahim".

  • Actress Khushboo's comments on pre-marital sex in September unleash a strident campaign by the Tamil Protection Movement of the Pattali Makkal Katchi and Dalit Panthers, who claim she has insulted Tamil culture and honour.

  • His alleged descendants go to court over "inaccurate portrayal" of the hero of the 1857 mutiny in Mangal Pandey: The Rising.

  • BJP and Left unite in attacking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's speech in July at Oxford University for its qualified praise of British colonial rule.

  • Almighty all-party row over L.K. Advani's statements in praise of Jinnah in June. Praveen Togadia of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad: "Mr Jinnah was a traitor, is a traitor and will remain a traitor and a person glorifying him is also a traitor."

  • Bomb blasts in two theatres showing Jo Bole So Nihaal in Delhi in May, killing one and injuring over 50. Sikh groups...
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