June 13, 2016 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court today ordered a special screening of controversial movie ‘Udta Punjab’ to decide if it was fit for public screening. Notably, the Bombay High Court cleared the movie today with one cut and an `A’ certificate. The Central Board for Film Certification had order the filmmakers to make 89 cuts in the movie.
The P & H HC order by Justice M Jeyapaul came three days before the movie’s scheduled release on June 17. The HC passed this order on a petition filed by advocate Wattan Sharma against the Union of India and other respondents.
According to The Tribune(TT) Justice Jeyapaul ordered the Revisional Committee of the Central Board of Film Certification and the producer to screen the film by Tuesday (June 14).
The Bench made it clear that amicus curiae pro bono would view the film, along with the representatives of the writ petitioner, the Union of India, the producer and the revisional committee, before submitting his report “fairly commenting on the content of the film so as to take a decision as to whether the said film is fit for public exhibition”.
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