Paving way for the nationwide release of ‘Padmaavat’ on January 25, Supreme Court has refused change its earlier order for staying the ban on the screening in states of Gujarat and Rajasthan.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said this while rejecting pleas filed by Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh seeking modification in its January 18 order.
The bench comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said, ‘People must understand that the Supreme Court has passed an order. They must abide by it. It is the obligation of the states to maintain law and order. We are not inclined to modify our order,” the bench said while dismissing the plea.
It asked the states to follow its order and gave them the liberty to approach it again “if the situation arises”.