Black Friday: mediation and the impossibility of justice

Bhuwania, Anuj (2012) Black Friday: mediation and the impossibility of justice. [Working papers (or Preprints)]

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This paper examines the anxieties of publicity and mediation in contemporary India by analyzing the ramifications of the legal challenge to the release of a Hindi film called Black Friday is based on a book on the police investigation of the serial bomb blasts, in the city then called Bombay, in March 1993. The film was to have an all-India release on 28 January 2005 but could not be released because one of the accused in the trial successfully filed a case asking for an injunction against it, arguing that the film in re-enacting the police investigation would pre-judge him as guilty and would thus vitiate the trial that was still in process. It would therefore be a ‘contempt of court’ as it would ‘interfere with the course of justice and would also defame the accused pronouncing them guilty before a public audience before the court has actually done so.

Item Type: Working papers (or Preprints)
Keywords: Bombay | Bom Blast | March 1993 | Hindi Film
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Journalism, News and Media
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Subhajit Bhattacharjee
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2022 08:47
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2022 08:47
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