Delhi High Court rejects plea alleging glorification of Sati in Padmaavat

The Delhi High Court today rejected a plea seeking penal action against the producers and the director of Bollywood movie ‘Padmaavat’ for alleged glorification of the practice of ‘sati’. ‘Sati’ is an obsolete funeral custom where a widow immolates herself on her husband’s pyre and the law prohibits it. A bench of Acting Chief Justice […]

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Don’t act like “grandmother”, HC tells CBFC; clears way for Udta Punjab release

Admonishing the censor board for acting like a “grandmother”, the Bombay High Court today ordered it to certify movie ‘Udta Punjab’ within 48 hours with just one cut instead of 13 suggested by the CBFC so its producers can release it on schedule on June 17. “Barring the deletion of the urination scene as directed […]

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