SHC rejects a plea seeking ban on movie “Joyland”
The Sindh High Court rejected the petition against the release of the movie “Joyland” and asked the petitioner “have you watched the film?”.
A hearing was held in the Sindh High Court regarding the request to ban the internationally acclaimed film Joyland.
Petitioner Maulvi Iqbal Haider took the stand that the film Joyland is a violation of Article 227 of the Constitution, and the content of the film is ethically wrong to comment on in the open court.
Maulvi Iqbal Haider further said that Islam does not allow a transgender to love and marry a man, nothing can be done against the spirit and teachings of Islam in Pakistan, so the film should be banned.
Chief Justice of Sindh High Court Ahmed Ali Shaikh asked the petitioner “have you seen the movie”?
The petitioner denied to which the Chief Justice remarked that “you have not seen the movie and had approached the court for a ban”.
The court dismissed the application as inadmissible.