Now filmmaker Leena Manimekalai has got relief from the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has stayed the coercive action against him in separate cases registered against him in connection with the controversy over the poster of his film involving Goddess Kali. A case has been registered against Leena in different states regarding the poster of the film Kaali.
A bench headed by Supreme Court Chief Justice DY Chandrachud has issued notices to the Centre, Delhi, UP, MP and Uttarakhand governments asking them to file a reply on Leena’s petition. In this case, the petitioner had said that he should be given protection. The fact has also been brought before the bench that a lookout notice has also been issued against Leena.
During the hearing on the petition, the Supreme Court has issued notices to the states saying that punitive action should not be taken against Leena in the case registered against her. Senior advocate Kamini Jaiswal, appearing for Leena, said that the petitioner Leena had no intention to hurt anyone’s religious sentiments. The Supreme Court said in the matter that it desired to issue notices so that all the cases under the law could be done at one place.
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