Centre interfering with decisions of the censor board unconstitutional
HRLN New Delhi The Delhi high court observed that the limited provision in the Cinematograph Act allowing the Centre to interfere with decisions rendered by the Censor Board is unconstitutional. The high court’s ruling came on a plea filed by the makers of Punjabi film “Kaum de Heere” which was slated for release five years ago. The film’s promoters had challenged the Censor Board’s August 2014 and Film Certification Appellate Tribunal’s October 2014 orders in which the film’s certification was withdrawn. The promoters contended that there was “no factual or legal basis for withdrawal of certificate” once the censor board had cleared the film.