NHRC intervention sought in Wankhede ban on SRK
India Media Centre(IMC), an Odisha based organization has sought the intervention of National Human Rights Commission challenging the “unanimous” decision by Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) to ban film actor Shah Rukh Khan for five years from entering the Wankhede stadium.
The petition is filled by Mr. Akhand, a local Journalist and IMC’s Managing Trustee. He argues in his petition that Human rights are violated by imposing restriction to any citizen on entering any public place. A stadium is a public place at the time of game. Any man can enter the stadium as per the rules. How can MCA, a private body impose any ban on a citizen? MCA is not a court or a judicial body. How it imposes a ban on entering anybody to a public place, Mr. Akhand questioned.
So the Petitioner here by seeks intervention in this matter and prays for an exemplanary verdict, so that any association will not dare to impose such type of ban on anybody. Petitioner further said that here in this case, the victim is not only shah rukh khan, in future the association may impose a ban on any citizen of India in name of misbehavior. Union Law Secretary, Chief Secretary of Maharashtra, Police commissioner of Mumbai are made parties in this case. Petitioner also prays before commission to fine the MCA officials if their decision proves to be unconstitutional.