New Delhi: The Supreme Court has lifted the ban on the film ‘The Kerala Story’ in West Bengal. The Tamil Nadu government has also been instructed to provide adequate security to those who watch the film in theaters.
The filmmaker also admitted that the data of 32,000 women is not authenticated. They have said that they will give a disclaimer by May 20 that there is no authentically verified data for the data of 32,000 women.
The Supreme Court said that by 5 pm on May 20, a disclaimer has to be made that there is no solid basis for the figure of 32,000. The court has also ordered the producer to give a disclaimer that the film is on fiction.
In the teaser of ‘The Kerala Story’, it was claimed that 32,000 women in Kerala were converted and recruited in a terrorist organization like ISIS.
Regarding that, the Supreme Court has ordered to put a disclaimer.
Earlier, the Supreme Court questioned the West Bengal government about the ban. CJI Chandrachud said, “It is the duty of the government to maintain law and order.”
This is the positive responsibility of the state to maintain law and order. In this way, you can choose any 13 people in the society. They will ask for any ban. Rules cannot be used to impose tolerance of the public except for showing games or cartoons. Otherwise all films will find themselves in this place.
In fact, Abhishek Manu Singhvi on behalf of the Bengal government had said that the ban was imposed due to deteriorating peace and order in the state.
The CJI told the West Bengal government that the film has been released everywhere in the country. Power should be used proportionately.
“You cannot depend on public display of emotions to the fundamental right to freedom of speech.” The Supreme Court said that when the film can run in the whole country, then what is the problem in West Bengal.