Delhi HC tells Jayeshbhai Jordaar makers, ‘Show us sex determination scene or we won’t permit it’

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The Delhi High Court on Tuesday ordered the makers of Jayeshbhai Jordaar to include a disclaimer on the illegality of fetal sex determination in certain parts and approved the release of the Ranveer Singh film.

While hearing a PIL seeking the removal of a sequence from the film that reportedly condemns female foeticide, a bench led by Justice Navin Chawla asked Yash Raj Films to place a prominent disclaimer in two parts and added, “if you are sending a message, send it loud.”

“We appreciate the message but you have to tell people that it is an offence,” said the bench — also comprising Justice Manoj Kumar Ohri — which took on record the filmmakers undertaking to insert the relevant warnings. “Ensure that the disclaimer appears at both the times,” it told the filmmakers.

During the hearing, the relevant segment of the film, which is set to be released on May 13, was also shown to the court. Senior counsel Jayant Mehta, who is representing the filmmaker, stated that the film does not breach any laws and that the disclaimer will be prominently shown in the relevant portions in both English and Hindi.

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“Senior counsel for respondent no.4 (Yash Raj Films), without prejudice to his submissions, has agreed to depict further warning/disclaimer during the running of both the scenes. Respondent no.4 is made bound to the statement made on behalf of its senior counsel,” the court recorded.

 


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