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Hamare Baarah film has nothing against Muslim community or Quran: Bombay High Court
Hamare Baarah
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Hamare Baarah film has nothing against Muslim community or Quran: Bombay High Court

| @indiablooms | 19 Jun 2024, 01:51 pm

Mumbai/IBNS: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday said it found nothing against the Muslim community or the religious book Quran in Annu Kapoor starrer film, Hamare Baarah, media reports said.

The high court was responding to a batch of pleas seeking a ban on the film alleging it was derogatory against the Muslim community and distorted the Quran.

Rejecting the pleas, the court said Humare Baarah was a "thinking movie".

The Indian public was "not gullible or silly", said the court.

It added as quoted by The Indian Express, "The movie is in fact for the upliftment of women. The movie has a Maulana misinterpreting the Quran and in fact one Muslim man objects to the same in the scene.

"So this shows that people should apply their mind and not blindly follow such Maulanas."

Earlier, a number of pleas were filed in the high court seeking a ban on the film.

Though it had initially postponed the film's release, later the court allowed considering the makers' deletion of objectionable scenes as per the direction of the Central Board of Film Certification or CBFC.

When the petitioners moved the Supreme Court, it postponed the release and asked the high court for appropriate steps.

A division bench of Justices B P Colabawalla and Firdosh Pooniwalla of the high court said the first trailer, which has been removed, was objectionable.

The high court has, however, imposed a fine on the makers for releasing the film's trailer even before securing the CBFC certificate.

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