Tamil Nadu became the fourth Indian state to ban the movie The Da Vinci Code following Nagaland, Gujarat and Goa.
Christians, who form a significant minority in the South Indian state, staged protests at the capital Chennai on Wednesday.
Police officers patrol in front of a Mumbai theater showing 'The Da Vinci Code'. AFP photo from Yahoo News.
"The screening of the film may lead to demonstrations and disturb peace in the state," said an admistratation statement released Wednesday night.
Christians make up less than two percent of India's entire population but constitute the majority or large minorities in some states.
The Da Vinci Code opened to full houses in New Delhi last weekend. Some opponents say the movie mixes in "New Age" beliefs with traditional Christian doctrine, including some aspects of the "Divine Feminine" often linked popularly with Indian culture.
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