Bollywood actor Aamir Khan, who has been running the chat show ‘Satyamev Jayate’ since 2012, has received a legal notice from activist Manoranjan Roy for using the word as the title of his show claiming that ‘Satyamev Jayate’ is a part of the national emblem.
Advocate Manoj Singh has sent a legal notice on Manoranjan Roy’s behalf to the producers of the show, Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao along with director Satyajit Bhatkal. According to the notice, the complainant has asked the makers to produce a copy of permission that has been given to them by the government for using the word ‘Satyamev Jayate’. In order to use the national emblem or a part of it, one will have to take the permission of the government as per State Emblem of India Act 2009 that prohibits improper use of the emblem. In case, the makers fail to abide by this, the advocate has claimed that they will be resorting to legal proceedings thereafter.
The notice further reads that no one has the authority to register/ grant patent to the national emblem or a part of it, especially not for any commercial gains or promotional/advertising purposes.
Aamir Khan’s chat show Satyamev Jayate, which has now completed three seasons, tackles varied social issues through a deep discussion and interaction with victims, survivors of various crimes and even invites some role models and celebrities in order to fight against the evils of the Indian society.