Indeed. There is a lot of that going on in Syria, and you'll find a thread on what should be done about that here in Coffee Corner.
This is a discussion about a cleric in India issuing a legal opinion about photography. An unpopular one as well, judging by local opinion there.
No wonder! Bollywood is a lifeline to millions: their jollies, just as Hollywood and Tin Pan Alley are/were to the rest of us. I remember being taken to the movies when we lived on the outskirts of London during WW2... Betty Grable still flickers in my mind. Folks braved being buried alive in rubble to get some relief.
Many, many years later, long after London had become a forgotten part of my juvenile mind, I happened to have reason to go back for a while; as fortune would have it, I returned to the very same local cinema (still not rubble!) and saw Dr No. On the whole, I'd have been happier with old Betty.
I don't think that any 'system' will ever crush the human spirit and its need for expression and/pleasure of some sort.
What's left when you take it away? You might just as well risk your life to get some of it back.