Today the public interest litigation challenging the state government’s decision on 100% occupancy in cinema theatres came before the Honble Division bench of Madras High court consisting of Honble
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[1/11, 20:24] Sekarreporter1: Today the public interest litigation challenging the state government’s decision on 100% occupancy in cinema theatres came before the Honble Division bench of Madras High court consisting of Honble justice M.M. sundresh and justice ananthi, Senior counsel Mr. S. Prabakaran fairly submitted that we accept the decision of the state government on the prevailing situation of pandemic. Senior counsel further submitted that the theatre industry has completely came to a halt and 2000 crores is the total loss due to the pandemic closure of theatres for the past 11 months. Further requested the court to consider certain parameters such as – desanitization, sanitisation, doesn’t matter it is 50% or 100% occupancy, the cost of telecast is one and the same, labour, maintenance, projector maintenance etc etc are to cost the same as 100 percent and the theatre industry will be put to untold hardships and deep trouble which will vanish the industry and the employees. So considering the genuine and resonable request of senior advocate s. Prabakaran, the Honble Division bench has directed the state government to consider the request of the grievance of the theatre owners by increasing the price of tickets. The Honble Division bench further directed the association to maintain social distancing and follow sop. The division bench disposed the writ with directions.