An organization named Brahman Samaj of India has filed a petition before the Supreme Court of India seeking cancellation of the certificate granted by the CBFC to the film Article 15. The title of the film is pertinent to Article 15 of the Constitution of India—Prohibition of discrimination on the ground of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth, and is based on the socio-political situation of India. The film claims to cover shocking true events which are violative of Article 15. The petition has been filed by Advocates Arvind Kumar Tiwary and Advocate Ranjan Dwivedi, who claim that the title of the film is a violation of Freedom of Speech and Expression guaranteed under Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution of India.
The petition stated that if the film is released with this title, it will cause damage to the public perception regarding Article 15 of the Constitution. It is submitted in the petition, "The release of the film is likely to cause severe damage about the public perception about Article 15 of the Constitution of India and its origin, and may lead a trend in the film industries by naming title of any feature film in the name of different Articles of the Constitution of India, which lead to a great difference between 'what is written in the Constitution and what is shown in the film', and the public perception may lead to public disorder, incitement to offence, among different castes against each other.”
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