Notice to Aamir Khan for using National Emblem in TV show
Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has been served notice for using the National Emblem of India in the title of his popular show Satyamev Jayate. The actor was served notice by an activist, who has sent the legal notice to actor-director Aamir Khan for using the emblem of India without the Central Government’s permission.
The activist Manoranjan Roy said that, ‘Satyamev Jayate’ is a part of the national emblem. Therefore no authority has the right to register or grant patent which contains the Emblem or its part. It cannot be used to get monetary benefit or for the purpose of advertisement.
The notice, has been sent by advocate Manoj Singh on Mr Roy’s behalf. He demands that producers of the show furnish a copy of government permission. Otherwise his client has given him peremptory instructions to initiate legal proceedings against the star.
The notice’s recipients are Aamir Khan, his wife Kiran Rao and the show’s director Satyajit Bhatkal. The title Satyamev Jayate is a part of the State Emblem which cannot be used without permission as per State Emblem of India (Prohibition of Improper Use) Act 2009.
We shall keep you updated on further proceedings regarding this matter.