Bombay High Court Pulls Up Maharashtra Government Over Age Limit On Film Sets

“How will you cease solely folks from from doing work and incomes their livelihood?” the bench requested.

Mumbai:

The Bombay Excessive Courtroom on Friday pulled up the Maharashtra authorities for barring these above the age of 65 years from taking pictures and taking part in any shooting-related work in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A division bench of Justice SJ Kathawala and Justice Riyaz Chagla tagged two petitions, filed by the Indian Movement Photos Producers Affiliation (IMPPA) and actor Pramod Pandey, and slated the matter for additional listening to on July 29.

The court docket requested state authorities counsel advocate Purnima Kanthariya whether or not there have been any provisions to cease a 70-year-old store proprietor from working at his store, to which Mr Kanthariya responded saying “there wasn’t”.

“How will you cease solely folks from from doing work and incomes their livelihood?” the bench requested.

The court docket, after going by way of all of the information of the case, appointed senior counsel Sharad Jagtiani as amicus curiae within the matter. IMPPA and Pande have been represented by advocate Ashok Saraogi.

“As per the record obtainable with the petitioner, there are literally thousands of folks aged above 65 years who have been taking part within the taking pictures of programmes previous to the lockdown. The shootings of such movies and programmes have been left in between because of the non-availability of such folks,” one of many pleas mentioned.

It mentioned that the rule within the matter was not sensible and was not honest as in no different occupation this situation was imposed.

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