The Supreme Court on Thursday decided to watch controversial Punjabi film 'Sadda Haq' before taking a call on the ban imposed by the governments of Punjab, Delhi and the union territory of Chandigarh.
A bench comprising chief justice Altamas Kabir and justices AR Dave and Vikramajit Sen said they would watch the film on Friday morning in the apex court precincts in the presence of senior advocates Fali S Nariman and Rajeev Dhavan before passing its order.
The bench said two women advocates additional solicitor general Indira Jaising and senior advocate Rebecca John would also be present during the screening. They would assist the bench in the capacity of amicus curiae (friend of the court) and the advocates for both sides would be at liberty to be present at the screening.
On April 11, the court had issued notices to Delhi and Punjab governments and UT Chandigarh and sought their responses on a plea challenging the ban imposed by them on showing the film, which deals with Punjab's militancy era.