Bombings Rock Theaters Showing Disputed Bollywood Film

May 23, 2005

Source: The Guardian,12559,1490202,00.html

On May 23, 2005 The Guardian reported, "Dozens of people were injured and and at least one person reported killed yesterday after bombs exploded in two packed cinema halls showing a controversial Bollywood movie in the Indian capital. The central government put New Delhi on high alert and all the city's cinemas were evacuated as a precautionary measure. The two cinemas were immediately cordoned off by police. At least 43 people were injured in the first blast at the Liberty cinema at around 8.30pm, according to a list of injured pasted outside the theatre by police. One of the injured died later in hospital, the Press Trust of India news agency reported. About 15 minutes later, another explosion rocked the nearby Satyam cinema, wounding at least seven people, Associated Press quoted chief fire officer RC Sharma as saying."