HC rejects plea agst 'Padmaavat', says go to SC

HC rejects plea agst 'Padmaavat', says go to SC

The Delhi High Court on Thursday rejected a plea by a Rajasthan-based group seeking quashing of the certification granted to controversial Bollywood film 'Padmaavat', saying the Supreme Court had permitted its release.

The petition opposing the U/A certification granted to the film was mentioned before a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar by the Jauhar Smriti Sansthan, a group based in Chittorgarh in Rajasthan.

The bench, however, declined to hear the matter and asked the petitioner group to move the apex court as it had permitted the screening of the film, which hit the theatres on Thursday.

The group's general secretary, Bhanwar Singh Bhati, who mentioned the plea before the bench owing to a lawyers' strike in the high court, later told the media that he will move the apex court today itself.

Bhati told the bench that a plea was moved before the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT), which had declined to hear the matter saying it was not maintainable and had asked them to move the high court.

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