July 29, 2021 8:21:36 am
Veteran actor Kamal Haasan on Wednesday said he had submitted before a Parliamentary panel in detail, the “dangerous aspects” of the Draft Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which “strangles the voice of freedom of expression.”
The actor, also founder of Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) political party, had appeared before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology chaired by senior Congress leader and Lok Sabha MP Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday.
He also wanted the Centre to immediately withdraw the draft bill.
“I recorded in detail the dangerous aspects in the draft Cinematograph Amendment bill, which strangles the voice of freedom of expression,” he said in a tweet in Tamil.
கருத்துச் சுதந்திரத்தின் குரல்வளையை நெரிக்கும் ஒளிப்பதிவு சட்டத்திருத்த வரைவு மசோதாவின் ஆபத்தான அம்சங்களை பாராளுமன்ற நிலைக்குழுவில் விரிவாகப் பதிவுசெய்தேன்.
கலைஞர்களின் கருத்தை அறிய வாய்ப்பளித்த நிலைக்குழுவிற்கு நன்றி. இந்த மசோதாவை, மத்திய அரசு உடனடியாக திரும்பப் பெறவேண்டும். pic.twitter.com/E08TL07Fhu
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) July 28, 2021
Haasan and Censor Board chairman Prasoon Joshi had on Tuesday appeared before the panel reviewing the functioning of the board.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin has also opposed the draft bill.
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