Delhi HC declines to grant interim stay on airing of Netflix series Hasmukh

Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva dismissed the application moved by lawyer Ashutosh Dubey. Netflix, represented by advocate Saikrishna Rajagopal, said in the court that an injunction on the show would be contrary to freedom of speech and expression guaranteed under the Constitution. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
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Published: May 6, 2020 10:18:46 am

Netflix series Hasmukh stars Vir Das in the lead role. The Delhi High Court on Tuesday declined to grant interim stay on airing of Vir Das’s Hasmukh on Netflix, dismissing a plea that had claimed the fictional series maligned the reputation of advocates. It has argued that there are several judgments which say lawyers as a class cannot be defamed. The main petition seeking permanent injunction on airing of the show is pending and listed for hearing in July.