Trump's ban evokes protest from Mumbai screenwriters

Trump's ban evokes protest from Mumbai screenwriters

 United States President Donald Trump’s immigration ban evoked a strong response from the screenwriters of Mumbai, who said discrimination on the basis of nationality, religion or region amounts to violation of freedom of movement and human rights.

“Shocked and outraged by the recent executive policy announcement of the new president of America, imposing barriers on the entry of people from other countries, which is clearly a thinly disguised ‘anti-Muslim’ ban,” Screenwriters’ Association (SWA) president Preeti Mamgain said.

She said SWA stands in solidarity with brother unions, the Writers Guilds of America West, Writers Guilds of America West East and their screenwriting members, who have publicly taken an unequivocal position protesting and opposing the ban policies.

She shared the contents of a letter from them which said: “We are especially troubled by reports that Asghar Farhadi, director of ‘The Salesman’, which won Best Screenplay at Cannes and is now nominated for an Oscar, may together with his cast and crew be prevented from entering our country.”

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