The Kerala Story: The Supreme Court heard on ‘The Kerala Story’ on Thursday (May 18). During this, the Supreme Court ordered to lift the ban on the film in West Bengal. During the hearing, advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for the Bengal government, said that the film was in danger of provoking people.
What did the CJI say?
CJI DY Chandrachud said that we are lifting the ban imposed on the film on May 8 by the West Bengal government. There does not seem to be any solid basis for this ban. He said that we are taking on record the statement of the Tamil Nadu government that it has not imposed any restriction. No pressure has been made on the theater owners not to show the film. We are giving instructions that adequate security should be provided to the cinema hall showing the film. Government or people associated with it should not put any kind of pressure on cinema owners.
CJI DY Chandrachud said that the producers of the film should put a disclaimer that the figure of missing 32 thousand girls is not confirmed. This disclaimer should be put up by 5 pm on May 20. The matter will now be heard on July 18. He said that we will hear the Madras and Kerala High Court’s order refusing to stay the film in the second week of July.
Why did CM Mamata Banerjee ban?
The West Bengal government had banned the film ‘The Kerala Story’ on 8th May. During this, when Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was asked about the ban, she said that this has been done to maintain peace in the state. By doing this we want to prevent violence.
Banerjee had said that why Kashmiri Files film was made? This was done to humiliate a community. What is Kerala File? Now an attempt is being made to humiliate Kerala. Against this decision, Sunshine Production, the producer of ‘The Kerala Story’, had approached the Supreme Court.
The Tamil Nadu government told the Supreme Court that it had not released the film ‘The Kerala Story’ has not issued any order banning the display of.
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