PIL in SC seeks stay on 'Why I killed Gandhi' online release

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS): A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the film "Why I Killed Gandhi", which is set to release on various OTT platforms on January 30, the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's assassination.

Seeking removal of all contents of the controversial film from all online platforms, petitioner Sikandar Behl, through advocate Anuj Bhandari, also sought the prohibition of any exhibition or publication of the film or any of its contents in any manner whatsoever on any OTT platform or social media.

If the release and exhibition of the said movie is not stopped, it would irreparably tarnish the image of the Father of the Nation and would cause public unrest, hatred and disharmony, the plea read.

It also stressed the need for content regulation of OTT platforms.

In the movie's two minutes twenty seconds' long trailer, an attempt has been made to blame Mahatma Gandhi for the partition of India and atrocities against Hindus in Pakistan, and thereby an attempt has been made to justify the killing of Mahatma, it said.

Last year, the top court had observed that "uncontrolled and unscreened" viewing of films on OTT platforms is an issue. "One of the issues, which has cropped up in the facts of the present case, is regarding control and regulation of the platforms on which web series are released," the apex court noted.

As the film ignited a massive controversy, the All India Cine Workers Association (AICWA) has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding a total ban on the film, which "seeks to glorify Gandhiji's assassin Nathuram Godse", and its exhibition would shock the people.

The film features Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP Amol Kolhe in the role of Godse, sparking friction among the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi allies Shiv Sena, NCP, and Congress since the past few days.



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  • sudarshan, ganjimut

    Fri, Jan 28 2022

    people need to know the real story why godse killed Ghandi not fake gandhi congis/communist concocted story. Why congis and psudos scared of other side real story ?

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Fri, Jan 28 2022

    What has this assassin and his organisation Jan Sangha achieved killing the father of the nation after the division of the country??????. Were they not active during the freedom struggle against the British?????….Did they do anything to prevent the partition either politically or joining forces with freedom movement or integrating the whole as one family?????…..This Jan Sangha did divisive politics then and now too they are doing the same and put the blame on others. These rogue element have no capability to do anything good but for ever keep doing harm.

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  • peter, Bengaluru

    Fri, Jan 28 2022

    This fake movie of the murderer must be banned. We love Gandhiji. He is father of our nation. He is Mahathma.

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