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PIL to Prohibit Girls Below 18 From Acting in Films Dismissed

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Madras High Court has dismissed a PIL which sought a prohibition on the minor girls to act in films

Read about the news here: The New Indian Express – ‎Aug 22, 2014‎ 


JUDGMENT


 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT MADRAS
DATED : 22-8-2014
CORAM
THE HONOURABLE MR.SANJAY KISHAN KAUL, THE CHIEF
JUSTICE
AND
THE HONOURABLE MR.JUSTICE M.SATHYANARAYANAN
WRIT PETITION No.22745 of 2014
L.Muthuselvi                            .. Petitioner

vs

1.The Ministry of Information and
Broadcasting (Shastri)
8 H Room No.560
A Wing, Shastri Bhavan
Connaught Place
New Delhi 110 001
2.The Secretary
The Ministry of Information and
Broadcasting
Soochna Bhavan
No.1, CGO Complex
Loathi Road
New Delhi 110 003
3.The Chief Executive Officer
Central Board of Film Certification
Bharat Bhavan
91-E Walkeshwar Road
Mumbai 400 006
4.The Regional Officer
Central Board of Film Certification
No.35, Sastri Bhavan
5th Floor, Haddows Road
Greams Road
Chennai 600 006                        .. Respondents
Writ petition filed under Article 226 of the Constitution of India praying for issuance of a writ of mandamus directing the respondents to prohibit the juvenile girl below 18 years of age to act as a heroine and other adult characters that to be mandated to protect and promote welfare of the children under Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 and National Charter for Children, 2003 and guaranteed under the Constitution of India.
For Petitioner        :  Mr.S.Manoharan

ORDER

(Order of the Court was made by THE HON’BLE THE CHIEF JUSTICE)

After some arguments, learned Counsel for the petitioner seeks to withdraw the petition.

2.The writ petition is dismissed as withdrawn.  No costs.

(S.K.K.,C.J.)    (M.S.N.,J.)
22-8-2014
Index: yes/no

nsv

To:

1.The Secretary
The Ministry of Information and
Broadcasting (Shastri)
8 H Room No.560
A Wing, Shastri Bhavan
Connaught Place
New Delhi 110 001

2.The Secretary
The Ministry of Information and
Broadcasting
Soochna Bhavan
No.1, CGO Complex
Loathi Road
New Delhi 110 003
3.The Chief Executive Officer
Central Board of Film Certification
Bharat Bhavan
91-E Walkeshwar Road
Mumbai 400 006
4.The Regional Officer
Central Board of Film Certification
No.35, Sastri Bhavan
5th Floor, Haddows Road
Greams Road
Chennai 600 006

THE HON’BLE THE CHIEF
JUSTICE
AND                                    M.SATHYANARAYANAN, J.

nsv

WP No.22745 of 2014

Dt:  22-8-2014

 


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