Actor & director Aamir Khan gets a Notice for using National Emblem in the title of his famous TV show Satyamev Jayate. A legal notice was sent to the actor by an activist because he has been using the Emblem without the permission of Central government.
The activist Manoranjan Roy says that the name ‘Satyamev Jayate’ is a part of the national emblem.
The notice sent by advocate Manoj Singh on Mr. Roy’s behalf, demands that producers of the show furnish a copy of government permission. “Otherwise our client has given us peremptory instructions to initiate legal proceedings against you”, it said.
The notice’s recipients are actor Aamir Khan, his wife Kiran Rao (both producers) 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 200, the notice read.
“No authority has the right to register or grant patent which contains the Emblem or its part. It cannot be used to get monetary benefits or for the purpose of advertisement, “the notice added.
Despite repeated attempts, Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao or their managers could not be contacted for reaction.