Vivek Agnihotri's appearance in Delhi High Court today: Summoned in 2018 comment case against the judge
Vivek Agnihotri's appearance in Delhi High Court today: Summoned in 2018 comment case against the judge; Will have to come to court despite apologizing
Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri is to appear in court today in a contempt of court case. This was ordered by the Delhi High Court. Vivek has currently received an order to apologize for his tweets against Orissa High Court Chief Justice S Muralidhar.
Actually, S Muralidhar, who was the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court then, had given bail to Gautam Navlakha, the main accused in the Bhima Koregaon case. Vivek had made some tweets in protest against this. Although he had deleted those tweets on contempt of court. Even after this, the court ordered him to appear on March 16, 2023.
Vivek Agnihotri did not appear in court even after the order of the court. Then the court issued a statement saying, 'We are asking him to appear because he is in contempt of the court. What is the problem in expressing personal remorse to them? Remorse cannot be expressed through a single affidavit. The court then ordered him to appear on April 10.
Vivek Agnihotri accused Justice S Muralidhar of favouritism and giving relief to activist Gautam Navlakha in the Bhima Koregaon violence case. The house arrest and transit remand of Gautam Navlakha was cancelled by the court. Regarding this, Vivek Agnihotri made a controversial comment about Justice S Muralidhar.
Vivek Agnihotri wrote that Justice S Muralidhar's wife Usha Ramanathan is a close friend of Gautam Navlakha. In this tweet of Vivek, he was found guilty of contempt of court. For information, let us tell you that Justice S Muralidhar was the Justice of the Delhi High Court from 2006 to 2020. Presently he is the Chief Justice of Orissa High Court.
On January 1, 1818, the British registered a victory over Peshwa Bajirao II in the Battle of Bhima-Koregaon. Dalits were also involved in this. Later, the British built Jayastambha in memory of their victory in Koregaon. Later it became the symbol of Dalits.
On 1 January 2018, a conference was organized by the Elgar Parishad to mark the 200th anniversary of the battle. At this conference, Gautam Navlakha was accused of giving a provocative speech. Violence broke out after his speech. During this, a young man lost his life while many vehicles were burnt.
Vivek Agnihotri first came into controversy when his film The Kashmir Files was released. Released on 11 March 2022, the film is based on the 1990 Kashmir insurgency. The film depicts the painful story of the exodus and genocide of Kashmiri Hindus.
Stars like Anupam Kher, Pallavi Joshi and Mithun Chakraborty have played lead roles in it. The Kashmir Files did good business. It earned more than Rs 300 crore at the box office.