New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday dismissed a plea seeking to ban the book ‘Meesha’ for allegedly depicting Hindu women visiting temples in derogatory light, saying “craftsmanship of a writer deserves to be respected”.
A bench headed by Chief justice Dipak Misra said a book must not be read in a “fragmented manner” but as a whole.
“Subjective perception about a book should not be allowed to enter legal arena with regard to censorship,” the bench, also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said.
The bench also said that the writer should be allowed to play with words like a painter who plays with colour.
The apex court’s order came on a plea by Delhi resident N Radhakrishnan, who had sought to omit excerpts from the Malayalam novel ‘Meesha’ (moustache) written by S Hareesh. (PTI)
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