Andhra Pradesh Excessive Court docket refuses keep on banning Chintamani play


VIJAYAWADA: The Andhra Pradesh Excessive Court docket on Friday refused to difficulty a keep on the ban imposed by the state authorities on Chintamani Natakam.

Narasapuram MP Raghurama Raju approached the court docket over the ban on Chintamani Natakam that’s based mostly on the 100-years-old Chintamani Padya Natakam. The Arya Vysya group sought the federal government ban on the stage play, saying it was degrading to their group.


Counsel for petitioner, Umesh, argued that banning the Chintamani Natakam was a violation of freedom of speech. Many had misplaced their livelihood as a result of ban of the Natakam , he mentioned, including that although it spoke towards the Devadasi system, there was no must ban the play. He urged the excessive court docket to difficulty a keep on the choice of the AP authorities.

The excessive court docket rejected the request and didn’t conform to difficulty interim orders. It ordered submission of a translated model of the unique ebook of the play. The case was adjourned to August 17.



In one other case, AP excessive court docket dismissed a petition towards arson in Konaseema district. The court docket obtained indignant on the petitioner whereas holding a listening to with a sitting bench choose, on the arson.

The HC identified that the petitions have been provocative in nature and that this was unacceptable. The petitioner apologized to the court docket after the court docket mentioned it could impose a tremendous of Rs 50 lakh for submitting such petitions.

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