Hearing a PIL, a bench headed by Justice VM Kanade asked the government to file an affidavit in two weeks stating whether such guidelines or policy existed. Also, if such a policy or guidelines had been framed whether they were being implemented.

A massive blaze had on Sunday night engulfed the stage of the show held at Girgaum Chowpatty beach where several film celebrities and politicians were present, but there were no
casualties.

"If such guidelines have not been framed yet, then it is high time that a policy or rules should be drawn immediately to ensure safety of artists and technicians on stage and also of the audience,” the bench said.

"This is not about this event where a fire broke out causing panic among the audience.... This is not a blamegame. Fortunately, the government took steps and no untoward incident happened and everyone was evacuated," it added.

The public interest litigation, filed by 'Association For Aiding Justice', sought safety measures for artists and others performing during an event.

The petition demanded that all those working on a production (set) or at an event should be given information to enable them to perform their job safely.

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