Bombay High Court: How is food inside multiplexes a security issue?

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday questioned the state government stand to not allow outside food inside theatres/multiplexes because of security reasons by saying “Is food not for personal consumption by the patrons, how can it cause a security threat?”

A division bench of Justice Ranjit More and Justice Anuja Prabhudessai, while hearing a petition filed by one Jainendra Baxi seeking patrons to carry outside food in theatres, said, “In cinema halls there are metal detectors to check those who enter, similar to airports. In airports, if food is allowed to be taken inside by passengers, why not in multiplexes? How will there be a security breach? The state government affidavit has not specified in what way it will be security. There has to be some reason given.”