Divyam Aggarwal v. Union of India

Petitioner objected to rules requiring health warnings and disclaimers to be displayed during films shown at movie theaters, on television, and on over-the-top (OTT) streaming services on the grounds that the required imagery is “distasteful, gross [and] graphic.” The court dismissed the petition, finding that the required warnings are in the public interest as it is the "duty of the State to take steps to ensure that health of the people is protected." The court also warned that the petition was a "gross abuse of the process of law" and warned petitioner against filing frivolous petitions in the future.


Divyam Aggarwal v. Union of India, 2023:DHC:7145, High Court of Delhi (2023).

  • India
  • Sep 20, 2023
  • High Court of Delhi


Plaintiff Divyam Aggarwal

Defendant Union of India

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