Balen Shah, Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City, is believed to have accused the administration and the judiciary of being Indian slaves.
Following the Supreme Court’s interim injunction prohibiting the screening of Hindi films in Kathmandu in response to Mayor Balen’s decision, he has claimed to disrespect the court and the law.
He chastised the law and the court for ignoring the country’s sovereignty and independence. He posted the aforementioned comments on social media channels in reaction to the court’s injunction.
“I will not accept any law or court that calls the country’s sovereignty and independence into question.” “Their intentions became clear when the film writers claimed that Nepal was under Indian control,” he said. “Nepal’s government calls it a stunt, and the court refuses to allow the film to be shown, demonstrating that the court and the government are India’s slaves.” I am willing to accept any punishment for this, but the film will not be shown or allowed.”
On Thursday, the division bench of Chief Justice Dhirubhai Chand and Justice Bhandari at the Patan High Court issued an interim order. Advocate Jayalal Bhandari, who revealed the information, said that now Hindi movies can be screened.
The interim order has been issued. Currently, any film, including Hindi films, can be screened without any hindrance,” he said. He also serves as a legal advisor to the association.
Both parties have been summoned for discussions on July 12 to negotiate with the opposition.
The umbrella organization of distributors, the Film Association, had filed a writ petition at the Patan High Court on Wednesday.
Mayor Balen Shah has filed a writ case challenging the restriction order, in which the Nepal Police, Ministry of Home Affairs, and Ministry of Communication, Information, and Technology were named as defendants.
Since Monday, Kathmandu Metropolitan City Mayor Balen Shah has prohibited the screening of Hindi films, claiming false dialogue in the film ‘Adipurush’ that states, ‘Janaki is the daughter of India.’ However, the producers and the Nepal Film Censor Board have notified us that such dialogue does not appear in the film.
Source: Setopati ( https://www.setopati.com/politics/305318