Padmaavat: Allahabad HC issues contempt notice to Prasoon Joshi for not responding to plea against film

The Allahabad High Court issued a contempt notice to Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairman Prasoon Joshi on 16 January.

IANS January 17, 2018 08:58:22 IST
Padmaavat: Allahabad HC issues contempt notice to Prasoon Joshi for not responding to plea against film

The Allahabad High Court issued a contempt notice to Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairman Prasoon Joshi on 16 January.

Padmaavat Allahabad HC issues contempt notice to Prasoon Joshi for not responding to plea against film

Prasoon Joshi. Image from Twitter/@Neha_Social

The notice was issued after Joshi had failed to respond to a representation given by a petitioner seeking a ban on the release of Padmavati (now Padmaavat).

In November last year, the petitioner filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the high court seeking the ban on the film because it “promoted” Sati.

The court dismissed the petition on November 9. However, the petitioner was given liberty to file a complaint under Rule 32 of 1983 with direction to decide the same expeditiously, if possible within a period of three weeks.

The petitioner filed a representation before the CBFC on November 13, but Joshi failed to respond to the same. At this, the high court issued contempt notice to Joshi.

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