New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday lifted the ban on screening Bollywood film "Jodhaa Akbar" in Uttar Pradesh and some towns of Uttarakhand and Haryana following a petition by producer UTV.
A bench of Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishna and Justice R.V. Raveendran scrapped the Uttar Pradesh government ban as well as similar orders by authorities in Dehradun in Uttarkhand and in Ambala, Sonepat and Rewari in Haryana.
UTV Software Communication Ltd approached the court pleading that the ban violated its fundamental right of speech and expression, and invoked article 32 of the constitution.
"Jodhaa Akbar", based on a story of Mughal emperor Akbar's marriage to Rajput princess Jodha Bai, has been facing protests in s