Tuesday, April 28, 2015

SC stays Maha assembly notice to Shobhaa De

The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed proceedings against author Shobhaa De on the breach of privilege notice issued by the Maharashtra assembly for her tweets over the state government order on Marathi films.

Maharashtra assembly had issued notice to De for allegedly violating its privilege and she was directed to file her written submission by Monday.

A bench of justices Dipak Misra and P C Pant, after going through all her tweets, said that her views was against the government's decision and wondered how it violated the privilege of assembly.

The court, after a brief hearing stayed the proceeding initiated against the writer by assembly.

Earlier, Maharashtra legislature principal secretary had issued a notice on April 12 to writer Shobhaa De asking her to explain her tweets about the state government's decision to make it mandatory for multiplexes to screen Marathi movies during prime time.

"I have sent her the notice on behalf of the Speaker asking her to explain her stance in a week," legislature principal secretary Anant Kalse had said.

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