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Dhillon among three women on Film Tribunal

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NEW DELHI: The Film Certification Appellate Tribunal, which is the official body for appeals against decisions of the Central Board of Film Certification, has once again got more women members as compared to their male counterparts.

Actress Poonam Dhillon, journalist-turned-politician Shazia Ilmi, lawyer Bina Gupta represent the women on the Tribunal, which has four members apart from the chairman. According to a list posted on the information and broadcasting ministry’s website, journalist Shekhar Iyer is the lone male member of the Tribunal.

The FCAT is headed by former Delhi Lokayukta Justice Manmohan Sarin, who was appointed chairman in November 2016. The post was earlier held by the retired Delhi High Court judge S K Mahajan, who passed away in September 2016.

Justice Sarin, who was also the chief justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, has a three-year tenure as head of the Tribunal.

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