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Guj HC dismisses PIL seeking ban on 'Kedarnath'

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

The Wednesday dismissed a PIL seeking a ban on the release of film "Kedarnath" and said it was merely a "publicity stunt" by the petitioner.

The film, which stars and Sara Ali Khan, is set to release on December 7.

A division bench of A S Dave and Justice dismissed the PIL that sought a ban on the release of the movie saying that it hurt the "religious sentiments" of Hindus.

Prakash Rajput, of International Hindu Sena, had filed the plea claiming that the movie hurt the sentiments of Hindus as it featured a Muslim boy falling in love with a Hindu girl.

In the petition, he alleged the movie also featured kissing scenes at Kedarnath, a revered site, which also hurt the sentiments of Hindus.

Coming down heavily on the petitioner, the court said the PIL was nothing but a "publicity stunt". It also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on him.

Directed by Abhishek Kapoor, the movie shows a wealthy Hindu girl falling in love with a Muslim guide during a tour of in Uttarakhand.

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 20:55 IST