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Punjab and Haryana HC clears Udta Punjab for release on 17 June

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 16 June 2016, 15:50 IST

On 16 June, the Punjab and Haryana High Court dismissed a Punjab-based NGO's plea seeking a stay on the release of the controversy-ridden film, Udta Punjab, claiming that the film did not show Punjab in a bad light.

Udta Punjab will now hit the screens as scheduled, on 17 June.

On 13 June, the Bombay High Court cleared the release of Udta Punjab. The HC directed the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to certify the film within 48 hours to enable the makers to release it on 17 June.

On 15 June, a Punjab-based NGO - the Human Rights Awareness Association - approached the Supreme Court, asking them to challenge the Bombay High Court's order on Udta Punjab.

The NGO sought an urgent hearing, but the apex court said it would hear the matter only after the petition was cleared by the court registry.

The Supreme Court declined the NGO's plea and asked them to approach the Punjab & Haryana High Court.

--With ANI inputs

First published: 16 June 2016, 15:50 IST
 
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