The government is doing no service to women or their rights by banning this documentary. Instead it is essentially letting men in India off the hook so that this society can continue with tacitly approving a culture of violence against women.
A society where the truth cannot even be told in stories must surely be an uncivilised one. A nation where fanatics can control a writer's imagination signals the end of our imagination as a people. An administration that voluntarily participates and colludes to violate and illegally suppress the freedom of speech of a well-known writer is no different from the ISIS. All you need to say is the word "anti-religion", throw in a few protests and the state bends to please. Freedom is our first and easiest casualty.
What does it mean to be gay, wearing a mask, living in an India that promises us acche din, smart cities, bullet trains but no freedom? What is this new concept of development that is so much at odds with every conceptual artifact of human rights, democracy or being Indian?