The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a plea seeking cancellation of the certificate issued by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to movie “Article 15”. The court also asked the petitioner to approach the appropriate authority with their grievances.
A bench of justices S A Bobde and BR Gavai said to the counsel appearing for the petitioner to go to the appropriate authority under the act.
The Ayushman Khurana-starrer movie had hit the screens on June 28 after which it had received many controversies.
The petitioner ‘Brahman Samaj of India’ had approached the top court seeking cancellation of the certificate issued to the movie alleging that there were objectionable dialogues that there spreading rumours and caste hatred in society.
The counsel withdrew the petition with the liberty to approach the authority concerned after the court said the petitioner should approach the appropriate authority with their grievances.
The Bhim Army on June 30 forcibly entered the cinema hall at Patna demanding screening of Article 15 and to stop screening of Kabir Singh and Bharat. They also threatened the hall owners that if they won’t screen Article 15 then they will stop screening of other films too.
On the other hand, in Nagpur, the Brahmin community protested outside a movie theatre by hitting posters of the films with footwear and they feel that the name of the film was not appropriate.