Supreme Court Halts Release of 'Hamare Baarah' Over Religious Concerns

The Supreme Court has stayed the release of Annu Kapoor's movie 'Hamare Baarah', citing allegations of derogatory content against Islamic faith and married Muslim women. The Central Board of Film Certification has been criticized for not removing offensive dialogues. The case is referred to the Bombay High Court for expedited resolution.


PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 13-06-2024 19:12 IST | Created: 13-06-2024 19:12 IST
Supreme Court Halts Release of 'Hamare Baarah' Over Religious Concerns
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The Supreme Court has issued a stay on the June 14 release of Annu Kapoor's film 'Hamare Baarah' following allegations that it contains content derogatory to the Islamic faith and married Muslim women. The decision came after reviewing the film's trailer, which was found to contain offensive dialogues.

During a brief hearing, Justices Vikram Nath and Sandeep Mehta expressed dissatisfaction with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), stating that it failed in its duty to remove the offensive content. The court's decision comes in response to a petition by Azhar Basha Tamboli, represented by lawyer Fauzia Shakil, who argued that the film should not be released.

The Bombay High Court has been asked to expedite the case. The film's release has also been opposed on the grounds that it might incite violence by distorting verses from the Quran and demeaning married Muslim women.

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