New Delhi (UNI): The Supreme Court refused to give any date for
hearing of a petition filed by eminent film producer Mahesh Bhatt
and Jan Sangharsh Manch seeking directions to the Director General
of Police (DGPs) of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh to
provide protection to theatres exhibiting Aamir Khan Starrer Fanaa.
The vacation Bench comprising Justice Arijit Pasayat and Justice C
K Thakker, however, directed the counsel for the petitioner to file
a memo and then the Court shall consider giving the date for
hearing of the petition.
The Court enquired, '' What orders can we pass?'' Petitioner's
counsel, however, contended that earlier there was trouble in
Gujarat now it has spread to Madhya Pradesh and UP also. The Court
told the petitioner that the distributor concerned can approach the
local police for protection. Organisation affiliated with Sangh
Parivar have been protesting against the exhibition of the movie in
cinema theatres in view of the stand taken by Aamir Khan in Narmada
Aamir has said that oustees must be rehabilitated first and
construction of the Sardar Sarovar Dam Project should follow next.
Petitioner's counsel also pleaded that earlier the same thing
happened to another movie Fire in which a Muslim girl was