Published: April 17, 2018 3:42:49 am
Followers of a religion cannot insist that others should not “portray” or “paint” tenets of its texts as such portrayal is protected by the Constitution, the Supreme Court observed Monday.
The remarks came from Justice D Y Chandrachud who was part of a three-judge bench which heard a plea to stop release of the film Nanak Shah Fakir, based on the life of Guru Nanak. The bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and also comprising Justice A M Khanwilkar said that its April 10 order, allowing release of the movie, will remain operational.
The judge sought to know whether it’s enforceable if a book says its ideas cannot be portrayed, “No…Portrayal is a temporal…