A Pandal is a temporary structure erected during Pujas and celebrations in
The complaint of copyright infringement has been filed in Delhi High Court and in the name of the plaintiff; the name given is that of J.K. Rowling and others. The puja committee and the decorators have to appear in person on Friday before the court. It looks like Penguin, distributor of Harry Potter books in
The 394-page summons, delivered to the puja committee by a Sealdah court official, states that the defendants can carry out the puja with a Harry Potter theme by paying Rs 20 lakh (2 million Indian rupees).
Nirmalya Roychowdhury, the regional sales manager of Penguin
, says “I don’t know if the organizers of the puja took permission to use the name of a very popular character. For using anything related to Harry Potter, written permission is necessary from an appropriate authority. Otherwise, legal action can be taken.” India
The Durga Puja Pandal of FD Block in
Update: Delhi High Court on Friday gave the go-ahead to the FD Block puja in