Padmaavat row: SC rejects plea to cancel CBFC certificate, says maintaining law and order state’s job

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Neighbourhood Entertainment Desk/Avi Arya: Supreme Court rejected on Friday a plea seeking urgent hearing on a fresh PIL that sought cancellation of Censor Board’s certificate granted to controversial Bollywood movie ‘Padmaavat’. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud also trashed the submission that the screening of the movie may cause serious threat to life, property and law and order.

Lawyers has sought cancellation of the U/A certificate granted by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to Deepika Padukone-starrer ‘Padmaavat’ on various grounds including provisions of the Cinematograph Act. Apex court had on Thursday paved the way for the nationwide release of movie ‘Padmaavat’ on January 25th by staying the ban on the screening of the film in Gujarat and Rajasthan.They had also restrained other states from issuing any such notification or order banning the screening of the film.

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