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Rowling sues Durga pooja pandal
October 11, 2007 20:11 IST
The author of famous Potter series J K Rowling [Images] has filed a copyright violation case in the Delhi High Court against a Kolkata-based Durga pooja organiser for using statues of the Harry Potter [Images] characters without permission.
Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul issued notice to the pooja committee and sought its reply by October 12, the day pooja begins.
The lawsuit sought a restraint order from the court against the pooja committee at Salt Lake from using Harry Potter characters on the pandal, as it was a clear violation of Rowling's intellectual property rights, the suit contended.
The pandal is designed in a manner which resembles Hogwarts Castle and displays statues of the Potter characters like Hagrid and Hedgewig apart from Potter himself, the suit said.