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Supreme Court to hear today plea over film on 2013 riots

THE ASIAN AGE. | J VENKATESAN
Published : Dec 1, 2017, 3:06 am IST
Updated : Dec 1, 2017, 3:06 am IST

Morna Entertainment Pvt Ltd, said the film is a love sorry of a Hindu boy and a Muslim girl set in the backdrop of Muzaffarnagar riots.

Supreme Court of India (Photo: PTI)
 Supreme Court of India (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear on Friday a writ petition from the producer of Hindi film Muzaffarnagar The Burning Love, which portrays love between a Hindu boy and a Muslim girl, challenging the ban imposed on its release in eight districts of UP.

The petitioner, Morna Entertainment Pvt Ltd, said the film is a love sorry of a Hindu boy and a Muslim girl set in the backdrop of Muzaffarnagar riots in 2013.

 

The film was granted “UA” certificate by the Censor Board to be shown to the audience as acceptable and without any objectionable material. The certificate also mentions the cuts and modifications imposed by the Censor Board, which has been duly carried out. It was released on November 17 all over India.

However, by an oral order, the authorities in the eight districts of UP, viz Muzaffarnagar, Mee-rut, Shamli, Sahranpur, Haridwar, Bijnore, Bhaghpat and Ghaziabad have banned the release of this film citing law and order problem. In Haridwar the film was stopped after its initial release.

The petitioner, citing the recent orders passed by the apex court against the release of film Padmavati, submitted that there was no room for apprehension as the cuts had been duly carried out.

 

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