'The Kerala Story': SC notice to West Bengal, Tamil Nadu over ban on film
The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to West Bengal and Tamil Nadu governments on the plea of the makers of the movie against the ban on 'The Kerala Story'. Read further on Dynamite News
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notices to West Bengal and Tamil Nadu governments on the plea of the makers of the movie against the ban on 'The Kerala Story'.
Supreme Court sought a response from West Bengal and Tamil Nadu governments and posted the hearing of the plea on Monday.
"The movie is being exhibited all over the country, why should West Bengal ban the movie, why should you not allow it to run? The film is running in different parts of country with similar demographic profiles. This has nothing to do with the cinematic value of the movie, it may be good or bad," Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud said.
The West Bengal government in a notification, last week, said that the movie 'The Kerala Story' is "likely to cause a breach of peace" and that it has prohibited the screening of the film to avoid "any incident of hatred or violence to maintain law and order in the state".
West Bengal was the first state to ban the film, which narrates the ordeal of three women who are trafficked to ISIS camps after being converted to Islam through marriage. (with Agency inputs)