Jagan’s government challenges HC order on movie ticket prices
People in the Telugu film industry are keeping their fingers crossed over movie ticket prices at cinemas in Andhra Pradesh, as YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s government on Wednesday challenged the state’s High Court ruling on the question delivered on Tuesday.
The government has filed a lunch motion motion before the high court divisional chamber challenging the verdict of the single judge chamber, which suspended the GO seeking to reduce the price of movie tickets.
The government lawyer argued that there was every possibility that theaters would sell movie tickets at exorbitant prices, if an early decision was not made by the High Court.
However, the division chamber said it had not received the copy of the verdict from the single judge panel.
“We will take it as the first case on Thursday and dispose of the petition,” the division bench said.
While suspending the GO n ° 35, the formation of the single judge, who ruled on a batch of requests filed by some owners of cinemas contesting the decree of the government, decided that the directors of cinemas could follow the old entrance fees to cinemas. As such, GO Ms n ° 35 has been suspended.
The petitioners argued that government intervention in setting movie ticket prices was inappropriate and that movie theater management had every right to decide ticket prices when new films were released.
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