Court Won’t Stop “Gunjan Saxena” Streaming For Now, Refuses Centre’s Plea

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused to stay the streaming of Netflix movie ” Gunjan Saxena – The Kargil Girl” after the centre claimed it depicted the Indian Air Force in a negative light.

The centre alleged the movie – a biopic on the life of India’s first woman combat pilot – had dented the image of the Indian Air Force (IAF) because it showed the force as “gender-biased”.

Responding to allegations Justice Rajiv Shakdher of the Delhi High Court asked why, if the centre was concerned about the image of the IAF, it did not approach the court before the movie was released. Justice Shakdher further said an injunction could not be granted at this stage as the film was already available online.

The matter has been listed for further hearing on September 18. The court has asked the IAF to be removed from the list of parties concerned, saying the government could take this forward on its own.

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