Why did the demand to stop the release of 'Maharaj' arise?


Maharaj: gujarat High Court's big decision before the further hearing on 'Maharaj', will Junaid Khan's film be released soon?

The gujarat high court has taken a big decision before the further hearing on 'Maharaj'. After the arguments presented by Netflix and YRF, the court decided to watch the film. Aamir Khan's beloved son Junaid Khan's debut film 'Maharaj' got embroiled in controversies even before its release. Due to this, the gujarat high court banned it just a day before it was to be streamed on OTT. However, yash Raj Films and Netflix also did not give up and challenged the gujarat High Court's order to stop the streaming of 'Maharaj'. The makers have raised issues of the maintainability of the petition against 'Maharaj' as well as the delay in moving the court by the petitioners. At the same time, the gujarat high court has also taken a big decision before hearing further on the case's merits.

Gujarat High Court's big decision

Continuing the temporary stay on the release of Junaid Khan's debut film 'Maharaj' for one more day, the gujarat high court on wednesday said that it will watch the movie after suggestions from yash Raj Films and Netflix. On wednesday, senior advocate Shalin Mehta, appearing for yash Raj Films, and Jal Unwala, representing Netflix, suggested to Justice Sangeeta Vishen that the court can watch the film and then also consider the merits of the case.

Petitioners have no objection to the High Court's decision

Senior advocate Mihir Joshi, appearing for the petitioners, informed the court that they have no objection if the court watches the film. Joshi said, "We are not interested in stopping the film... We only want Netflix and YRF to please ensure that the content of the film does not offend religion or affect the dignity of religion." The court recorded that it will watch the film in the interest of justice after which the hearing on the merits of the case is expected to continue on Thursday.

Why did the demand to stop the release of 'Maharaj' arise?

Let it be known that a day before the scheduled release of the film on Netflix on june 13, the high court had ordered an interim stay on the release after hearing a petition filed by several followers of the Vaishnav Pushti Marg sect. The petitioners objected to the release of 'Maharaj' on the ground that parts of the film contain blasphemous and derogatory language, which affects the Pushti Marg sect as a whole. They also said that the release of the film is likely to incite feelings of hatred and violence against the sect, which would violate the code of conduct under the Information technology (Intermediary Guidelines and wallet PLATFORM' target='_blank' title='digital-Latest Updates, Photos, Videos are a click away, CLICK NOW">digital media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021.

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