MUMBAI: The Bombay High Court asked the Maharashtra government to make it clear that allowing permission to take food items out of the multiplexes could threaten security. The High Court said, “What kind of security concerns can be caused by carrying food items in the theaters?
People are not prohibited from carrying food to any other public place besides cinema theatres,” it said, adding, “If people can be permitted to carry home food inside aircrafts, then why not theatres?
The court was reacting to the state government’s affidavit, filed on Tuesday, which said it did not think it was fit to tamper with the ban on bringing outside food to multiplexes as it might create security issues.
A Division Bench of Justices Ranjit More and Anuja Prabhudessai was hearing a public interest litigation filed by Jainendra Baxi through Advocate Aditya Pratap on Wednesday.