The Supreme Court will on January 29 hear contempt petitions against those protesting screening of the film Padmaavat for violating orders allowing the release of the movie, and against states failing to contain violence by protestors.
The petition was filed by Tehseen Poonawalla on Thursday (January 25) against Karni Sena founder member Lokendra Singh Kalvi, National President Suraj Pal in Supreme Court.
The Court posted the matter for next hearing to January 29.
Poonawalla on Thursday filed another contempt petition against Haryana, Gujarat and Rajasthan for being unable to contain violence in the wake of the release of Padaamavat.
The apex court listed the matter to January 29.
Another petition related to the Padaamavat was also filed in the Delhi High Court seeking quashing of CBFC certificate to the film.
The Court refused to entertain the plea giving instruction to the petitioner to approach the apex court.
General Secretary of Johar Samiti Sansthan, Chittor Bhavar Singh had filed the petition.
The Supreme Court had on Tuesday rejected the final attempt by Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh to ban Padmaavat saying, “It’s an order, better abide by it. You (states) can advise people not to watch the movie.”