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Petitioner welcomes Maharashtra govt's stand on outside food in multiplexes

ANI  |  Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] 

We welcome government's stand on allowing from outside in the multiplexes, said on Saturday.

Following a petition filed in the by Aditya Pratab on behalf of filmmaker Jainendra Baxi, the government on Friday announced that people would be allowed to carry from outside along with them in cinema halls and multiplexes in the state, starting August 1.

The is also going to formulate a policy on what action to be taken against halls and multiplexes which don't comply with these rules.

Baxi's had earlier filed a petition in the Bombay High Court, asking the state to impose regulations on the extremely high prices of at multiplexes and movie theatres in June.

While talking to ANI, Pratap said, "We had filed the petition in Daily people are humiliated in multiplexes when their bags are checked and food items are thrown out so that multiplexes can sell Rs.5 popcorn for Rs.250 and make money. We welcome government's stand on it."

Meanwhile, last month a group of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) workers attacked a while protesting against high prices of food items in the theatre.

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First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 16:10 IST