Viacom 18 withdraws petition filed before Gujarat High Court seeking a direction to the state government to provide police protection to theatres wanting to screen ‘Padmaavat’

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As per reports, Viacom 18 withdrew its petition filed before Gujarat High Court in which it had sought direction from the state government to provide police protection to theatres wanting to screen the film ‘Padmaavat’ in Gujarat.

Requesting the high court to allow it to withdraw the petition, Viacom 18 Media Pvt Ltd submitted, “The matter need not be adjudicated on merits since, at this stage, neither the apprehension nor the grievance, as voiced in the petition, survives for the present.” Justice J B Pardiwala allowed the film company to withdraw the application with permission to file it afresh if it feels the need for it.

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