Film on Nepal army torture blocked by government: Director
KATHMANDU(AFP) - The makers of a film depicting torture by Nepal's army accused the government of censorship on Friday after they had to cancel the movie's release because of delays in getting approvals.
The film "Badhshala", meaning "Slaughterhouse" in Nepalese, is based on the infamous saga of torture and disappearances carried out by a Kathmandu-based battalion during the country's 1996-2006 civil war.
The army has raised objections to the four-million-rupee (S$91,000) film which was scheduled for release Friday, saying it could harm the peace process and was made using army uniforms without permission.
Director Manoj Pandit said he had given up hope of gaining the necessary permits and called the affair "an attack on artistic freedom" in Nepal.