The bench noticed, “Your right to freedom of speech is not absolute. You cannot play the role of a character that hurts the sentiments of a community.”

By Abraham Thomas

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 03:23 PM IST

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to grant reduction to Tandav internet collection’ director, producer, author, actors and Amazon India Originals’ head Aparna Purohit over felony circumstances lodged towards them in a number of states.

A 3-judge bench headed by justice Ashok Bhushan issued a discover on a petition filed by the makers of Tandav requesting the clubbing of a number of FIRs towards them in six states. However, the bench, additionally comprising justices RS Reddy and MR Shah, refused to grant the request for interim safety.

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The makers of the online collection are dealing with felony circumstances for hurting non secular sentiments and insulting faith punishable below sections 153A and 295 of the Indian Penal Code.

The bench noticed, “Your right to freedom of speech is not absolute. You cannot play the role of a character that hurts the sentiments of a community.”

The accused had been granted pre-arrest bail on January 20 by the Bombay excessive courtroom for a three-week interval enabling them to acquire bail from Allahabad excessive courtroom. The events got here to Supreme Court in search of safety in all circumstances towards them.

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