Supreme Court to Hear Anticipatory Bail Plea in Tandav Row

Soni Satti

Supreme Court will hear the plea of Amazon Prime Video’s India head Aparna Purohit against the Allahabad High Court order declining to entertain her anticipatory bail in connection with the FIRs lodged against her over web series ‘Tandav’.

A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and R. Subhash Reddy was scheduled to hear Purohit’s petition earlier.

Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi, representing Purohit, submitted it as a very important matter and the court should consider it as early as possible. Accordingly, the Supreme Court rescheduled the hearing.

On February 25, the Allahabad High Court declined to grant Aparna Purohit anticipatory bail in the matter.

The High court had observed

“Western filmmakers have refrained from ridiculing Lord Jesus or the Prophet but Hindi filmmakers have done this repeatedly and are still doing this most unabashedly with Hindu gods and goddesses.”

The High Court noted the tendency of the Hindi film industry to create content out of the Hindu Religious order is growing and if not curbed will have disastrous consequences for Indian social, religious and communal order.

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