High Court orders screening of Thuppakki for panel of Judges

Thuppakki-in-Madras-High-CourtIn the Thuppaki Controversy scenes case, the Madras High Court thas ruled that the fillm will have to be screened for a panel of Judges to decided upon the ‘controversial sequences’ in the film.

Abdul Raheem, general secretary of the Indian National League, had filed a petition with the Court in which he had pointed out that “Thuppakki has several sequences which depict the entire Muslim community as terrorists. These sequences might end up disturbing the social harmony. The awarding of ‘U’ certificate to the film by the Censor Board is against the tenets of the Constitution,” and demanded deleting the sequences.

The case was taken up by a bench comprising Justice Banumathi and Justice K.K. Sasidharan. Replies were furnished on behalf of the Govt. of Tamil Nadu and by the film’s producers. During the course of the trial, Justice Banumathi ruled that the film be shown to a panel of judges on 10th January and said that only after that, a decision can be made about the ‘deletion of sequences’.

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