The Delhi High Court on Wednesday declined to stay the streaming of Netflix movie “Gunjan Saxena – The Kargil Girl” after the centre claimed it depicted the Indian Air Force (IAF) in a bad light.

Justice Rajiv Shakdher asked the Centre as to why it did not approach the court before the release of the movie on Over The Top (OTT) platform and said an injunction cannot be granted, as it has already been released. Justice Shakdher further said an injunction could not be granted at this stage as the film was already available online.

The case has now been posted for hearing on September 18.

The court sought a response from Dharma Productions Private Limited (the film’s producers), and Netflix on the plea and posted the matter for the next hearing. The court said it was of the view that former Flight Lieutenant Gunjan Saxena should also be made a party to the suit and issued notice to her, seeking her response.