New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought response from the Centre and Uttar Pradesh government on filmmaker Prakash Jha's petition challenging the state government's decision to ban screening of 'Aarakshan'.
     
A bench of justices Mukundkam Sharma and A R Dave issued notice to the Centre and the state government asking them to file their response by Friday.
   
The bench posted the matter for further hearing on August 19.
   
The court passed the orders on Jha's petition, who approached it after screening of his film was banned by various state governments.

(Agencies)