Allahabad High Court News
Will Ramleela be banned?
An activist in Uttar Pradesh moves court for ban on the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film due to its title
A public interest litigation (PIL) was filed before the Allahabad High Court’s Lucknow bench Wednesday for a ban on Bollywood film Ramleela, releasing November 15, if its makers did not change its name. In her petition, social activist Nutan Thakur said that Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film has been given the name Ramleela while it has nothing to do with this pious Hindu religious event. Click here to read more
Amitabh Bachchan controversy over Holy Quran: High Court dismisses petition
The Allahabad HC ruled that the words ‘racha gaya’ – as used by Bachchan on Kaun Banega Crorepati 5 for the holy book – do not necessarily mean it was written by a mortal
In a respite for Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan, the Allahabad High Court on Monday dismissed a petition accusing him of making derogatory remarks “with malicious intention” on the Holy Quran during a 2011 telecast of quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati. Dismissing the petition filed by Mudassir Ullah Khan Click here to read more
Sanjay Dutt gets reprieve in 2009 election case
Sanjay Dutt can heave a sigh of relief. The Allahabad High Court has stayed the criminal proceedings against him pertaining to a complaint made in 2009. It had been alleged that Sanjay had made inflammatory speeches while campaigning for the Samajwadi Party during the General Elections. An FIR had been filed against him. Sanjay’s counsel countered the allegations and said that the case was politically motivated by the then ruling party Bahujan Samaj Party, who were staunch rivals of SP. The counsel also stated that the police officers had not followed due procedure while filing the case. After weighing all the arguments, Justice Bala Krishna Narayana ruled that the criminal proceedings be stayed.
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