Update: BookMyShow execs remain unavailable for comment, but a BookMyShow PR representative has shared the following statement on the issue: "G.O. Ms. 110 dated 19.02.2009 (the order passed by the Home Department) has been stayed by an order of the High Court passed in several writ petitions filed by entities involved in online movie ticketing and Bigtree has a status quo order dated 24 March 2009 in its favor by the Hon'ble High Court of Andhra Pradesh pursuant to which online movie ticketing was being continued to be provided by BookmyShow. The matter is subjudice. However, for reasons best known to the State Government, despite the stay granted by the Hon'ble High Court, the home department has taken a view that certain websites do not have valid interim orders of the High Court and are harassing the officers of such entities. This is not rite (sic). Bookmyshow was running under the status quo granted by the Hon'ble High Court. The reports appearing are incomplete to the extent that whilst there is a mention of the monopolistic nature of G.O. Ms. 110, the reports are silent that the constitutional validity has been challenged and the Hon'ble High Court has stayed the same till final disposal of the cases before it. Further, we fully agree with the questions raised by media including, inter alia, as to the motive and intent of the State Government in issuing a privilege to just one entity and as to why the Hon'ble High Court’s status quo…
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