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SC status que on restriction over screening of Rana Plaza movie


The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered to maintain status quo on the Appellate Division’s order on screening of Rana Plaza movie till September 14.
The chamber court imposed the restriction just a day of releasing the movie at the screens of some cinema hall across the country.
The chamber judge of the Appellate Division Justice Hasan Foez Siddique also fixed September 14 for hearing the review petition at the full bench of the Appellate Division.The movie is centred around a woman named Reshma Begum, who was rescued miraculously on the 17th day of the disaster in 2013.
Rana Plaza a movie is based on incidents of on April 24, 2013 Rana Plaza disaster in which killed 1,129 people, mostly female apparel workers and left 2,000 others maimed.
The chamber court passed the order after hearing a petition seeking review of the apex court order that had on September 6 stayed a High Court (HC) order imposing a six-month ban on the screening of a movie made on the collapse of the Rana Plaza building.
Bangladesh National Garments Workers Employees League president Sirazul Islam Rony filed the review petition alleging that the horrible scenes were not deleted from the movie in line with the HC directives.
The film had been scheduled for release on September 4. The However, the HC verdict on August 24 imposed a ban on screening the movie for six months.
Later on September 6, a four member bench of Supreme Court led by chief justice SK Sinha stayed the HC ban on screening of Rana Plaza after a hearing on an appeal filed by the movies’ producer Shamima Akhter. But, the chamber court of the apex court yesterday imposed status quo order till September 14.
Advocate Yousuf Hossain Humayun stood for Sirazul while Barrister Rokanuddin Mahmud represented the movie producer during yesterday’s hearing. – Staff Reporter


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