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SC refuses to stay release of Udta Punjab, asks NGO to approach Punjab & Haryana HC

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 16 June 2016, 14:11 IST

On 16 June, the Supreme Court declined an NGO's plea, which sought a stay on the release of the controversy-ridden film, Udta Punjab.

The Apex Court has asked the NGO to approach the Punjab & Haryana High Court.

The NGO approached the Supreme Court on 15 June and challenged the Bombay High Court's order on Udta Punjab.

The petitioner, a Punjab-based NGO named Human Rights Awareness Association, has said that the film projects Punjab in a bad light. The NGO has also said that the Bombay High Court must not interfere with the censor board's decision.

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.

On 13 June, the Bombay High Court cleared the release of Udta Punjab, whose makers were locked in a dispute with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

A division bench of the High Court directed the CBFC to certify the film within 48 hours to enable the makers to release it on 17 June, as scheduled.

-- With ANI inputs

First published: 16 June 2016, 14:11 IST
 
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