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SC rejects Fanaa petition

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | June 05, 2006 13:52 IST

Kajol and Aamir in FanaaThe vacation bench of the Supreme Court of India rejected the petition moved by producerMahesh Bhatt asking for a directive from the court to the Gujarat government to provide protection to all the cinema halls which want to screen Aamir Khan's film, Fanaa.

Narmada activists hail Aamir

Posters and banners of the film were burnt by protestors who wanted Khan to apologise for his stand on the displaced persons in the Narmada Sagar project, forcing exhibitors not to screen the film in multiplexes.

Justice Arijit Pasayat and Justice C K Thakar saidtheywere 'not inclined to entertain the petition.'

Aamir: 'I won't apologise'

'However, it goes without saying that if an exhibitor of the movie approaches the concerned police for protection, the same shall be provided,' they added in their order, while dismissing a petition filed by Jan Sangharsh Manch.

The Bharatiya Janata Party has welcomed the court's decision. Prakash Javadekar, spokesman for the party, saidthe BJP had notcalled for a ban on the film and hence it is wrong to involve the party.

Modi assured Yash Chopra of protection

"The (Narendra) Modi government had also not declined to give protection nor had it asked the exhibitors not to screen the movie in Gujarat," he said.

Mahesh Bhatt in his petition had argued that the non-exhibition of the film amounted to infringement of the Fundamental Right to the Freedom of Expression.

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Amir speaks out his mind-- BJP blows thier tops-Producer acts silly-- this is India..the biggest democracy in the world.. when Amir said that the displaced ...

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Sub: Hail Supreme Court

It has become a tradition to blame and disgrace Gujarat and Gujaratis in whatever way you can. I can't understand this situation. I hail the ...

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Sub: Mahesh bhatt's petition

A slap on the face of Mahesh Bhatt. Hope he starts behaving properly in a manner that befita personality of such stature. A very immature ...

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Dear Sir, Now Supreme Court has rejected the plea of Mahesh Bhatt on Screening Faana in Gujarat Theaters. Several States has banned the screening of ...

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It appears that the greatest Democrat to have taken birth in this planet is Mahesh Bhaat.He is so much concerned about the infringement of the ...

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