After the Supreme Court approving of the release of Padmaavat in all 29 states of India, the governments of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh requested the Supreme Court to reconsider their decision.
A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said: “People must understand that the Supreme Court has passed an order and it must be complied with.”
“Our order is to be complied with by one and all. A few hundred people come on the street and create a law and order situation demanding a ban. That can’t be accepted,” Misra said. “You can advise them not to watch the movie if they don’t like it. We will not modify our order,” the Chief Justice told Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who tried to flag the law and order situation as a ground for blocking the release of the film.
“Let the state honor this order. Rest we will deal with when it comes to it,” Justice Khanwilkar said while taking a dig at the State government that their application was an admission that it (State government) is incapable of ensuring public order.
Seems like the Court stands for “Art for Art’s Sake”!