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Supreme Court effectively shelves Gujarati film, says homosexuality akin to social evil for some

19, Sep 2015

In February 2014, the Gujarat High Court snubbed the government, saying its decision deprived Devmani of his fundamental right to freedom of expression, and held that a movie cannot be stalled only because it is based on a controversial subject.
Written by Utkarsh Anand
New Delhi Updated: Sep 19, 2015, 4:39
Observing that a section of society may perceive homosexuality as akin to “social evils”, the Supreme Court has effectively pushed into cold storage the release of a Gujarati film that depicts the “sufferings of a homosexual” prince from the state.
While admitting an appeal by Gujarat against a High Court order allowing entertainment tax exemption to the film, a bench of Justices Anil R Dave and Adarsh K Goel on Tuesday granted leave in the matter. The bench also stated that its interim order, denying tax exemption to K R Devmani’s Meghdhanyshya — The colour of life, shall continue.

 

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