Goddess Kali poster dispute: Delhi court postpones hearing on Leena Manimekalai's complaint

The trial of Leena Manimekalai, a Canada-based filmmaker, was delayed on Saturday . The case was postponed for August 29, 2022 because the concerned Civil Judge of Delhis Tis Hazari Court was on leave .

Delhi, August 6: The trial of Leena Manimekalai, a Canada-based filmmaker, was delayed on Saturday after a lawsuit was filed seeking an interim injunction against the defendants from portraying goddess Kaali as a smoker in a poster and video.The case was postponed for August 29, 2022 because the concerned Civil Judge of Delhi's Tis Hazari Court was on leave.The defendants, Leena Manimekalai and Touring Talkies Media Private Limited, were summoned by the court on July 8, 2022, and were served notice of the injunction petition under Order 39 Rules 1 and 2 CPC.On Saturday, a practising advocate for Plaintiff, Raj Gaurav, filed an application to include additional documents that are related to the plaintiff's case and may impact the plaintiff's merits.

Before approving any order, the defendant must first be heard, according to the judge.Advocate Raj Gaurav brought the lawsuit in order to secure a permanent and mandatory injunction against the defendants.In posters and promotional videos for their forthcoming film Kaali, he said that the incriminators have depicted the Hindu Goddess Kali in a crude manner.According to the plea, the poster of the film depicts Hindu Goddess Kali smoking cigarettes, which not only jinxes the religious sentiments of ordinary Hindus, but also violates the principles of morality and decency, according to the plea.

The Indian High Commission in Canada had urged authorities to delete the offensive portrayal of Hindu Gods displayed at Toronto's Aga Khan Museum.The appeal came about following a social media outrage over the controversial poster of the documentary film.