The division bench of Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice P S Narasimha of Supreme Court asked the West Bengal government that why they had banned the movie ‘The Kerala Story’.
The bench said that the movie was running in the theater in other parts of the country then why the Bengal government had banned the said movie.
“The film has been released in the rest of the country”.
“West Bengal is no different from any other part of the country. If the film is screened in all other part of the country, why should the state of Bengal ban the film? If the public feels it is not worth watching the movie, they will not watch it”.
Senior advocate while defending the ban submitted that “A huge number of intelligence reports about grave danger to peace”.
Advocate appearing for the film’s producer submitted that the same orders banning the screening of the movie had been quashed by the Supreme Court in the past.
The Chief Justice said “It is running in different parts of the country which have a similar demographics profile as West Bengal. Why should the state not allow a film to be screened? This has nothing to do with the artistic value of the film. The film may be good or bad art, it is irrelevant”.