SC directs to release ‘Padmavat’ in all states


    New Delhi, Jan 18 :The Supreme Court in its interim order on Thursday issued a green signal on the controversial Hindi film, “Padmavat”, and directed to release it in all the states, including those states where the film has been banned.

    The apex court three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra and also comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud, in its interim order on Thursday, also stayed the notification issued by the four states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana.

    The film was banned in these four states — Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana — keeping in view the situation that its release could lead to a law and order problem.