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Supreme Court Puts On Hold Privilege Notice To Author Shobhaa De

Indian designer Ritu Beri, left, hugs writer Shobha De after Beri's show during the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week, in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

NEW DELHI — The Supreme Court on Tuesday put on hold the privilege notice issued to author Shobhaa De for criticising the Maharashtra government's decision to screen Marathi films at multiplexes during prime time.

While stalling the privilege notice to Shobhaa De, the apex court bench headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu also issued notice to the Maharashtra legislature secretariat.

The Maharashtra state assembly issued a privilege notice to Shobhaa De on April 10 and she was required to reply to it by Tuesday.

While criticising the Maharashtra government for its decision on screening Marathi films without consulting the stakeholders, Shobhaa De in a tweet had said that during the show at multiplexes now one could expect vada-pao and misal-pao instead of popcorn.

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