ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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CIVIL LIBERTIES-Listening to Official Propaganda

Listening to Official Propaganda A G Noorani THE Madras High Court made an order on January 29 striking down a rule promulgated under the Tamil Nadu Cinematograph (Regulation) Act providing for compulsory exhibition of Tamil films for not less than 12 weeks in a year by all picture houses in the state. The rule had been promulgated on January 1,1979. On October 30, 1079 the Government of Tamil Nadu made an order empowering the Commissioner of Police in Madras and the District Collectors to grant or renew the licences of only those cinema houses who complied with the stipulation to screen Tamil films for 12 weeks in a year.

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