Supreme Court Halts Release of “Hamare Baarah” Amid Controversy

GG News Bureau
New Delhi, 13th June. 
The Supreme Court today intervened to stay the scheduled June 14 release of the film “Hamare Baarah” starring Annu Kapoor, following allegations that the movie contains derogatory content towards the Islamic faith and married Muslim women.

A vacation bench comprising Justices Vikram Nath and Sandeep Mehta responded to arguments presented by lawyer Fauzia Shakil on behalf of petitioner Azhar Basha Tamboli. The bench observed, “We have seen the movie trailer in the morning and all the offensive dialogues continue in the trailer,” prompting them to stay the film’s release pending further proceedings in the Bombay High Court.

Ms. Shakil highlighted that the Bombay High Court had earlier lifted the stay on the movie’s release through an “unreasoned order,” which she contested as improper due to the involvement of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) in the case.

The Supreme Court ruled to keep all objections open for further deliberation before the Bombay High Court, emphasizing the need for expeditious resolution while maintaining the stay on the film’s screening. “Hamare Baarah,” already banned in Karnataka, was slated for release on June 14 before the legal developments unfolded.

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