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Police in Delhi shut down gay photography exhibition

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  1. Lets ruin it for all on the complaint of jsut one! Homphobia is still alive and well in India and it will remain so for quite sometime!

  2. Yes im amazed such drastic action can e taken on tr back of 1 complaint. If it had been so indecent showing ” blue ” movies then there would of been many more.

    Sadly it seems they are attempting to cover teir own backs saying they agreed with the artist to close the exhibit, however te artist has been mislead and perminant closure not discussed.

    This is the problem with developing nations, the social problems make expression and artistic appreciation and even human rights irrelivent compared to economics.

    Sad really.

    1. Misled.

    2. Permanent.

    3. If you’re not good at spelling, at least turn on the spellcheck. Otherwise the point you’re making can be diminished.

  3. Spanner1960 29 Mar 2012, 12:25pm

    Why is this in the UK section?

  4. Perhaps some sensitivity to the current case in the supreme court is warranted.

  5. Very surprised – and disappointed – that the Alliance Francaise shut down the whole show because of this one complaint.

    1. Why? France is one of the most homophobic countries in Western Europe.

      1. Why would they hold the exhibition in the first place if that’s so?

  6. in india they are very rigorous when it comes to displaying signs of affection in public, more so if it is gay affection, simple kissing in public is classed as incident exposure

  7. drunk as a... 29 Mar 2012, 4:57pm

    There’s something to celebrate about being gay in Delhi? Clearly not if the police are at liberty to shut down an exhibition.

  8. Well at least they don’t have hate groups that use people to make trouble for LGBT people like here,

  9. So much for India being called a ‘modern’ democracy!

  10. The exhibition will restart by Wednesday 4th of April at Alliance Française thanks to the support of the Indian artistic community.

  11. Suvendu Chatterjee 18 Apr 2012, 3:08pm

    I am amazed and shocked too . It’s really disappointing to learn how an institution like Alliance Française treated an artist like Sunil Gupta and his body of work.
    It’s a shame.
    In solidarity to Sunil Gupta.
    Suvendu Chatterjee
    Director, Drik india

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