Madras high court to hear pleas against 100% occupancy in theatres
On Thursday morning, an advocate made a mention before the HC Madurai bench seeking to bring an urgent motion to hear a plea challenging the government’s decision. Similarly, two other advocates also sought to hear their pleas filed in this regard.
After the advocates made the mention, a division bench of justices M M Sundresh and S Ananthi agreed to hear the pleas on Friday.
It may be recalled that the state government had permitted cinema theatres to function with 50% seating capacity from November 10, 2020. On January 4, it issued an order to increase the occupancy to 100%.
On Wednesday, the Union ministry of home affairs had sent a communication asking the Tamil Nadu government not to dilute its guidelines permitting only 50% seating capacity at theatres and multiplexes, that too only outside containment zones.