Supreme Court Denied To Entertain Plea Seeking Stay On Release Of Movie ‘The Kerala Story’






Jamiat-Ulama-I Hind vs Union of India

The bench led by Chief Justice of India Justice DY Chandrachud denied to entertain plea filed by Jamiat-Ulama-I-Hind seeking stay on release of movie ‘The Kerala Story’.

The matter was mentioned saying that the Kerala High Court was not hearing the matter before the release of the film.

“They are vilifying the community and marketing it as the truth. They do not have a disclaimer also that this is a work of fiction and they say as if it is the truth”.

The Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind moved yesterday to Supreme Court seeking a stay on the release of the movie ‘The Kerala Story’ in theatres and in OTT (Over The Top) platforms.

It stated in the petition that the movie demeans the entire Muslim community and Muslim youth and it will result in endangering the life and livelihood of the entire Muslim community”.

The Chief Justice of India remarked that “Article 32 cannot be the remedy in every case. Seasoned judges are manning the High Courts. There is no reason for us to become super Article 226 court.

“Upon being mentioned, taken on board … The relief which has been sought under Article 32 can well be pursued in appropriate proceedings before the High Court under Article 226 of the Constitution. Hence, we are not inclined to entertain the petition on that ground, but, leave it open to the petitioner to move the appropriate High Court. In the event that the High Court is moved and since it is stated that the film is stated to be due for release on 5 May 2023, the High Court may consider the request for early listing. The petition is disposed of.

The film is going to release on May 5.

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