Multiplexes breached ‘Right to Life’ forcing people to buy overpriced food: Petitioner’s advocate

Updated:3 months, 1 week ago IST

Mumbai, Jul 14 (ANI): Maharashtra government on Friday, acting on a petition filed in the Bombay High Court, decreed that moviegoers would be allowed to carry their own food from August 1 onwards. Aditya Pratap, advocate of the petitioner who demanded that the government take action against overcharging of food items and ban on outside food at movie halls and multiplexes, said, “We had filed the petition in Bombay HC. Article 21 in our Constitution allows ‘Right to Life’ of which food is the most basic requirement. Multiplexes daily breached this law when people are humiliated in multiplexes when their bags are checked and food items are thrown out so that multiplexes can sell Rs 5 popcorn for Rs 250 and make money. We welcome Maharashtra governments stand on it. People can now take their own food from August 1 and movie halls cannot charge over the MRP any longer.”

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