Hours after the Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the ban on Deepika Padukone-starrer Padmaavat, states like Rajasthan and Haryana said that they might appeal against the top court’s decision after going through its judgement.Expressing his government’s view on the matter Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria that even as his government would abide by the apex court’s order, it would also look for legal provisions if possible.
“We respect the Supreme Court’s decision, will abide by it. My department & I will look for a legal provision if one is possible, after reading SC’s decision and then we will move forward,” he was quoted as saying by ANI.
While reacting to Supreme Court verdict Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij said as per the agency,” Supreme Court gave the decision without listening to our side. Ït is the supreme so will abide by the decision. We will also examine the decision and see if there is a scope of appealing against it.”
Meanwhile, Rajput Karni Sena workers allegedly vandalised a cinema hall in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar. Speaking to reporters after the Supreme Court decision earlier, Karni Sena chief Lokendra Singh Kalvi urged social organisations to help in not letting the movie run on theatres. “Will appeal to all social organisations in the country to help stop the film’s release across the country. People should impose curfew near cinema halls,” he told ANI.
The top court on Thursday gave way to all India release of the movie Padnaavat on January 25 by staying the banning the film in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana.
Issuing its order, CJI Dipak Misra and other members of the bench consisting of Justice AM Khanwilklar and Justice DY Chandrachud said other states must also not ban the screening of the movie. The order came after a plea was filed by Padmaavat” producers challenging the ban on the screening of the film by these states.