WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS ( 20th to 27th Nov 20)

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HIGH COURT SERVES NOTICES TO RAM GOPAL VARMA FOR DISHA MOVIE

On hearing the arguments on the petition filed by the family members of  accused in  Disha case, the Telangana High Court has issued notices to Tollywood director Ram Gopal Varma (RGV) filmmaker, Central Board of Film Certification, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and others. The counsel for the petitioners stated to High Court that the decision of film maker to make a movie on the lives of victims was causing a lot of emotional pain to them. The Petitioner further claimed that the film maker was making attempts to show the victims as villains in the movie & urged the High Court to issue orders of stay on the release of the movie on Disha.

GOVERNMENT BANS 43 MORE MOBILE APPS ‘PREJUDICIAL’ TO INDIA’S SOVEREIGNTY, INTEGRITY.

Under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has blocked 43 mobile apps in India including Alibaba Workbench, AliExpress, Alipay Cashier, CamCard and WeDate, for engaging in activities prejudicial to India’s sovereignty, integrity, defence, security and public order.

PETITION FILED AGAINST MAKERS OF MOVIE SEEKING STAY ON FILM ON SUSHANT SINGH RAJPUT.

A Petition has been filed in the Madhya Pradesh High Court seeking a stay on the release of 30-minute short film  titled ‘Priya’ made by Jabalpur Flix Film Production that is based on the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput and scheduled for screening at Samadadia Mall in Jabalpur on 25th November, 2020. The petition claimed that the case of Sushant Singh Rajput’s death has not been resolved yet and CBI is investigating the case. Hence, the Petitioner urged to ban the film’s release until the Court verdict is reached.

MADRAS HIGH COURT ISSUES INTERIM ORDER AGAINST CONDOM ADS, SEXUAL ADVERTISEMENTS.

The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court issued an interim order against the broadcast of sexual advertisements citing the interests of justice and to safeguard children and women. The bench expressed disapproval over such advertisements being widely shown on television and stated that phrase seemingly intended to mean ads of condoms and aphrodisiacs such content was pornographic in nature. In furtherance to this, the Court stated that several channels were telecasting such programmes round the clock and were likely to affect the minds of young audiences. Petitioner K.S. Sagadevaraja had moved court with a PIL to curb the telecast of sexually explicit ads. The matter has been scheduled for further bearing on 1st December, 2020.

MADHYA PRADESH POLICE REGISTERS FIR AGAINST NETFLIX OVER TEMPLE KISSING SCENES IN ‘A SUITABLE BOY’.

An FIR has been registered in Madhya Pradesh, under Section 295-A of the IPC against 2 executives of the streaming platform ‘Netflix’ for allegedly hurting religious sentiments through its web series “A Suitable Boy” which showed kissing scenes between a Hindu girl and a Muslim boy against the backdrop of a Hindu temple.

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