The said notices were issued by a bench comprising of Justice Umanath Singh and Justice Virendra Kumar Dixit after processing a petition filed by a local lawyer Ashok Pandey, who sought cancellation of censor certificates to these films.
It is learnt that Pandey has also pleaded with the Court to direct the Union Government to displace all the members of the Censor Board including the chairman for allegedly violating the Cinematography Act.
The Chairman of Censor Board Sharmila Tagore, producers of Peepli Live Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao, director Anusha Rizvi, producer-director of Gangajal Prakash Jha, producer of Omkara Kumar Mangat and director Vishal Bhardwaj and director of Bandit Queen Shekhar Kapoor, have all been issued the above notices for their films. Further the Court has fixed October 27 as the next date of hearing.
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