12/03/2015 2:10 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Delhi High Court Refuses To Lift Ban On BBC Documentary On Delhi Gang Rape

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Leslee Udwin (R), director of the documentary 'India's Daughter', gestures during a press conference in New Delhi on March 3, 2015. One of the men convicted of the gang-rape and murder of an Indian student that shocked the world has said he blames the victim for 'roaming around at night'. The comments are made in a documentary to be screened on International Women's Day. AFP PHOTO / CHANDAN KHANNA (Photo credit should read Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW DELHI — The Delhi High Court has refused to lift the ban on BBC's documentary on the 2012 gang rape, saying that its screening could affect the proceedings of the case. The court has referred it to Chief Justice Court, which will hear the case next week on Wednesday.

The government had banned the documentary "India's Daughter" before it could be screened in India, after BBC published excerpts from a video interview with one of the convicted rapists in the case where he blamed the victim.

The high court was hearing two public interest litigations on Thursday seeking to lift the ban on the documentary's screening.

The petitions had called the ban a violation of Article 19 of the Constitution.

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