Bombay High court
Bombay High court

Explain threat to multiplexes from outside food: Bombay HC

ANI | Updated: Aug 08, 2018 18:11 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 8, (ANI): The Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked the state government to explain how outside food can cause a security threat to those visiting multiplexes.
The judicature put forth this question after the state government filed an affidavit on Tuesday stating it does not deem it necessary to interfere with the ban on outside food in multiplexes, as it may create "chaos" or "security issues".
The Bombay High Court argued, "If you (government) restrain people from carrying their homemade food inside theatres, you are compelling them to eat junk food."
The court also observed that people should not be violent on the issue of taking outside food inside the theatres when the matter is still to be decided by High Court.
The court will conduct the next hearing of the matter on September 3.
Earlier, the state government had announced in the monsoon session of the state assembly in Nagpur that it will allow cinema-goers to carry their homemade food inside theatres from August 1. However, following protests by multiplex cinema owners, they rolled back their decision. (ANI)