Bangladeshi court lifts ban on movie of deadly building collapse

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Movie of deadly building
Dhaka - XINHUA

Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Sunday lifted a ban on the screening of a movie on the country's worst- ever Rana Plaza factory building collapse, which left more than 1, 130 people mostly garment workers dead.

The court judges led by Chief Justice SK Sinha passed the order in response to a petition filed by producer of the movie Shamima Akhter challenging a High Court order.

The High Court banned for six months the exhibition and screening of Rana Plaza on Aug. 24 following a petition filed by Sirajul Islam Rony, president of Bangladesh National Garments Workers Employees League. Rony said the producer of the movie had not properly deleted scenes as directed by the court previously.

In March the High Court instructed the film makers to delete scenes portraying horrors, cruelty and violence associated with the tragedy -- Rana Plaza, an eight-story building housing five garment factories, which crumbled into a cement grave on April 24, 2013, in Savar on the outskirts of Dhaka.

Akter's lawyer AM Aminuddin told reporters after the Supreme Court ruling that there was no legal bar on the exhibition and screening of the movie.

The 137-minute movie tells virtually the love story of a male garment worker and Reshma, the woman who survived 17 days in the rubble.

On July 16, it got the Bangladesh Film Censor Board clearance after a long delay over some objectionable scenes.

Bangladesh does not allow horrifying scenes, TV footage, usage of names of law enforcement agencies in a movie.

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