Hari Masjid, Wadala, Mumbai, was the scene of a brutal police attack on January 10, 1993. Though Farooq Mhapkar was one of the casualties of indiscriminate police firing, he was charged as a rioter. Farooq versus The State is the story of Farooq’s protracted legal battle against an unyielding State in pursuit of justice.
Through this case, the film seeks to explore how justice was delayed and denied to the victims and survivors of the 1992-93 communal violence.
Hindi/English with English subtitles, 26 mins, Directed by K.P. Jayasankar and Anjali Monteiro
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