The justification that the documentary “undermines the sovereignty and integrity of India” does not withstand scrutiny, they said in a statement.
The film's success, despite the best efforts of some political leaders to spread hate and divisiveness, shows Indians can and will reject hate after a point – especially if its object is to vilify that which they hold dear.
The court pulled up the prosecution, stating that it had made some persons "scapegoats" because it was unable to apprehend "actual perpetrators".
Three northeastern states – Nagaland, Meghalaya and Tripura – are to see voting between February 16 and 27.
The ground report from Srinagar's Lal Chowk unveils the mood of the day.
'Authorities must immediately restore full and unrestricted access to the documentary and withdraw regulations under the IT Act that imperil press freedom and freedom of expression online,” the Committee to Protect Journalists said.
Hindenburg accused the conglomerate of improper extensive use of entities set up in offshore tax havens and expressed concern about high debt levels.
If this fight for political ascendancy continues in the no-holds-barred fashion we see today, rest assured the people’s deprivations will continue to mount and so will their rage.