Abdul Hakeem pointed out that while freedom of expression should be protected, the freedom of religion and beliefs should also be respected.
Moderator Koya Mohammed maintained that freedom of expression should be unconditional in a democratic society.
Noted film critic C.S.
Film critic Kunhikkannan Vanimel said ban was being imposed on art by forces of power that fear it and its practitioners.
Venkiteswaran criticised the outfits that impose virtual ban on films in the name of causing hurt to religious sentiments.
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