States can not ban release of Padmaavat, rules Supreme Court

States can not ban release of Padmaavat, rules Supreme Court

The states of Haryana, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand are now obliged to facilitate the screening of Padmaavat, Supreme Court lawyer Anas Tanwir said. The States were directed to maintain law and order and provide security to artists, who performed in the film upon specific request.

But Dipak Misra, India's chief justice, said that states can not prohibit the screening of films that have been cleared by the federal government's Central Board of Film Certification. "We shall never allow the movie to be screened". The makers questioned the ban on the movie and added that they have undergone all the changes as suggested by the CBFC, including the change in its name.

Meanwhile, the Rajasthan government which had earlier announced a ban on the release of the fim, had said that it would study the Supreme Court's order.

Law Minister Rajendra Rathore said his department would "study the court order and then only a decision on revision can be taken".

Congress communications incharge Randeep Surjewala said the decision of the highest court of the land was final and binding. The CBFC has anyway cleared the film and the Supreme Court has endorsed it.

There are fears of protests and violence on the film's release date.


"We have been protesting against the release of this film ever since we came to know of it".

Rahul criticised the Manohar Lal Khattar-led Haryana government for giving more importance to banning Sanjay Leela Bhansalis magum opus over rapes of minors in the state.

Gogamedi declared that thousands of women would perform "jauhar" (self-immolation) in Chittorgarh on 24 January.

In order to make their threats strong enough, a cinema hall in Bihar was vandalised by members of the Karni Sena just a few hours after the Supre Court order.

Making it clear that states can't ban the release of a film cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification, the court said that "creative art can't be guillotined".

Rajput leader Suraj Pal Amu, who had reportedly offered a Rs 10-crore bounty for beheading "Padmaavat" actor Deepika Padukone and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, today said he will continue to protest the film in a peaceful manner.

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