The Supreme Court has ruled against a bid to remove ‘anti-national’ graffiti from an apartment

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Board of Control for Cricket in India (SCCBI) on Wednesday rejected a bid by a private developer to remove anti-national slogans from an Islamabad apartment.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday had ruled against the proposal of Bijapur-based Khaas Capital to remove graffiti on the walls of the apartment belonging to Bijan Zaman in Islamabad and his wife.

The court said the posters are a matter of public interest and hence cannot be removed by the private developer without any public interest litigation being brought against it.

The SCBI, which is headed by the SC and comprises the four chief justices, had on June 16 said it would take a decision on the case after a hearing.

The SC had earlier directed the developer to take down the posters.