The Supreme Court says that the Bengal government can’t ban “The Kerala Story,” and it asks Tamil Nadu to give the theater protection.
The West Bengal decision prohibiting the public exhibition of the movie “The Kerala Story” was stayed by the Supreme Court on Thursday. The court declared that the May 8 order is “overbreadth” and is not founded on any evidence presented to the court.
Additionally, it instructed the Tamil Nadu government to make sure that every security measure is taken to guarantee both the screening of the movie and the protection of viewers.
The petitions calling for the movie’s abolition were published in July. The Madras high court previously dismissed a petition that questioned the CBFC’s certification, therefore the court hinted that it might have to watch the movie.
The producers announced that they will include extra disclaimers stating that the film depicts a fictionalized version of the subject matter and that there is no actual data to support the claim that 32,000 persons had converted, or any other number.