The Bombay High Court is hearing a case challenging the Maharashtra state law requiring that stage plays be pre-censored by
the Maharashtra State Performance Scrutiny Board.
In fact the government had last month orally informed the court that as per a notification issued in March this year, pre-censorship of plays and dramas was no longer mandatory. But the government have been slow in backing up the oral statement with
The Bombay High Court has now given Maharashtra government am October 18th deadline for providing written confirmation as an affidavit for the court.
Media reports suggest that it is the redundancy threatened Maharashtra State Performance Scrutiny Board that is objecting to the government's notification, and hence delaying proceedings.