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SC to hear NGO’s petition on ‘Udta Punjab’ screening

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will this afternoon hear a plea filed by Punjab-based NGO seeking stay on the screening of the controversial film ‘Udta Punjab’, which focuses on the drug menace in the state.

The hearing was adjourned earlier in the day as the Bombay High Court’s order was not placed before the apex court bench.

The NGO named Human Rights Awareness Association sought an urgent hearing, but the apex court had earlier said that it would hear the matter only after the petition was cleared by the court registry.

The Bombay High Court had on June 13 cleared the release of ‘ Udta Punjab’, whose makers were locked in a dispute with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

The CBFC yesterday issued a fresh release certificate to ‘ Udta Punjab’ after the Bombay High Court passed the film with just one cut and three disclaimers.

The Censor Board gave an ‘A’ certificate to the film citing that the movie is suitable for exhibition but only for adults. (ANI)