This is a very interesting case and we should know about it and understand the status of freedom of speech and expression in our country.
The West Bengal government had earlier imposed a ban on the screening of the film "Bhobishyoter Bhoot" in theatres. The interesting fact is that the police had issued orders to theatre owners asking them to refrain from screening the film. The police had the idea that film may create political law and order issues in the state.
A writ petition was filed by Indibily Creative Pvt Ltd, challenging the validity of police officers' letters to stop the screening of the film. The court during the hearing observed that such police action on theatre owners was a major threat to democracy.
After the hearing, the Supreme Court imposed a fine of Rs 20 lakh on the West Bengal government for restricting the screening of "Bhobishyoter Bhoot", a film based on political satire. The court termed the government's restriction on the film a "threat to artistic freedom and a mark of intolerance".
As per supreme court there was nothing of that sort in the film that will create law and order issue in the state.
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