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HC junks plea seeking ban on ‘Alibaug se aaya hai kya?’


The Bombay High Court on Friday dismissed a petition seeking a ban on the phrase ‘Alibaug se aaya hai kya?’, observing that there was nothing derogatory in it and it should not be taken as a humiliation.

As per the plea, the phrase is commonly used in Maharashtra to address someone who is considered foolish or naive.

A Division Bench of Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice N.M. Jamdar dismissed the public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Rajendra Thakur, a resident of Alibaug.

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