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HC rejects petition seeking ban on Gujarati book mocking Modi

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Published on 19 July 2016 1:03 AM GMT

HC rejects petition seeking ban on Gujarati book mocking Modi
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Gandhinagar: The High Court of Gujarat on Monday dismissed a petition which sought ban on a book mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The book called ‘Fekuji Have Dilli Ma’ (Mr Braggart is in Delhi) is in Gujarati language and authored by Congress leader Jayesh Shah. It portrays PM Modi as Feku (blowhard).

Justice S H Vora took no time to reject the writ petition filed by one Narsnh Solanki and said the court did not agree with the reasons given by the petitioner to put a ban on the book.

Other highlights:

  • Solanki had even earlier filed a petition, which was also rejected, in a lower court seeking to restrain the publisher from publishing and distributing the book.
  • The court said Shah had the right to publish the book under article 19 of the constitution which guaranteed freedom of expression and speech.
  • The book consists of 25 pages and is a compilation of the PM’s pre-election speeches.
  • The book also contains cartoons of PM Modi and others.

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