Legal Correspondent

We can’t take judicial note of it: Judges

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to interfere with the broadcasting of a Hindi film song, alleged to be derogatory to women.

A Bench consisting of Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan and Justice R.V. Raveendran told petitioner Jyotika Kalra, who appeared in person: “Maybe, it [song] is not in good taste. But we can’t take judicial note of it.”

The petitioner said the song ‘Ganpat’ from Shoot out at Lokhandwala was being aired on the Fever FM channel and some television channels. The words in the song were derogatory to women, she said and pleaded that notice be issued to the Censor Board asking it to explain how certification was granted.

The Bench dismissed the petition at the admission stage.