Published On : Fri, Nov 10th, 2017

SC rejects plea seeking stay on Padmavati release

New Delhi: Supreme Court has dismissed a petition filed against release of the film Padmavati.

The plea was seeking a stay on the release of the film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

While dismissing the petition, the Supreme Court said that the Censor Board has not yet issued a certificate to Padmavati. It is an independent body and therefore SC should not intervene in their jurisdiction.

Meanwhile, the Allahabad high court also asked a petitioner, seeking a ban on Padmavati on the ground that it allegedly propoagates the practice of Sati, to approach the Censor Board with his plea.

The petitioner Kamta Prasad Singhal had pleaded that under the Sati (Prevention) Act, the practice was banned and even its propagation was banned and made punishable.

Declining to go into the merits of the matter, the bench said the petitioner has another forum where he could appeal for his grievance.