SC rejects plea to cancel CBFC certificate to ‘Padmaavat’

SC rejects plea to cancel CBFC certificate to ‘Padmaavat’
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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a plea seeking an urgent hearing on a fresh PIL that sought cancellation of Censor Board’s certificate granted to controversial Bollywood movie ‘Padmaavat’.
A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud also trashed the submission that the screening of the movie may cause a serious threat to life, property and law and order.
“Maintaining law and order is not our job. That is the job of the state. Prayer rejected,” the bench said while refusing to accord urgent hearing on the fresh plea filed by lawyer M L Sharma.
The lawyer has sought cancellation of the U/A certificate granted by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to Deepika Padukone-starrer ‘Padmaavat’ on various grounds including the provisions of the Cinematograph Act.
“Yesterday, we have passed a reasoned order,” the bench said adding that, once CBFC has granted the certificate, there was no scope of any interference.