SC to view contentious film Sadda Haq

By HT

The Supreme Court Thursday said that it would watch the film Sadda Haq that has allegedly taken an exalted view of the days of extremism and its leaders in Punjab before taking a call on the plea by its producers seeking lifting of the ban on its screening in Punjab, Chandigarh and Delhi.

A bench of Chief Justice Altamas Kabir, Justice Anil R. Dave and Justice Vikramajit Sen also said that senior counsel Fali Nariman, Rajiv Dhawan, and Additional Solicitor General Rebecca John too would be watch the film that would be screened in the apex court premises Friday afternoon.

The counsel for Punjab, Chandigarh and Delhi too would be allowed to be present at the screening of the film.

The film depicts the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Punjab militancy and the police brutalities was to be released April 5 but was banned on April 4 by the Punjab and De