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High Court’s short-term order not to disturb screening of Indian films

Kathmandu. The High Court, Patan, has issued a short-term interim order not to implement the decision to ban the screening of Indian films in Kathmandu Metropolitan City.

Pritam Ghimire filed a writ in the High Court on behalf of the Nepal Film Association against the decision of the metropolis to ban the screening of Indian films from last Monday.

During the hearing on Retoup, Judge Dhir Bahadur Chand’s single bench has informed that a short-term interim order has been issued to remove the injunction and not to interfere with the screening of Indian films.

Both sides have been called for discussion on June 12. A short-term final order has been given not to stop the screening of Indian films until that time,” said spokesperson Shahi.

The Metropolitan Municipality had banned the screening of Indian films in 17 movie theaters since last Monday, saying that the original version of the Indian movie ‘Adipurush’, which says that ‘Sita is a daughter of India’, was not edited in the original version.

Metropolitan Chief Balendra Shah has commented through social media that he will not obey laws and courts when it comes to the sovereignty and independence of the country.

When it comes to the sovereignty and independence of the country, I am not going to obey any law or court. When the writer of the movie says that Nepal was under the rule of India, their intentions are known. I am ready to suffer any punishment for this, but the movie will not run and will not be allowed to run,” said Chief Shah.

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