February 13, 2013 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Vancouver, BC (February 13, 2013): The Canadian Sikh Coalition is proud to announce that it has formed a partnership with the team behind the film “Sada Haq” and will be the official distributor for the film in Canada. The film is a revealing and truthful account of the period of militancy in Punjab that spanned the 1980s and 1990s. It brings forward the conditions of the Punjab and its population and role of the central government in orchestrating what would be a genocidal campaign against the Sikh population.
The world’s so-called largest democracy has long faced allegations of suppression of information and censorship of art which it finds not conducive to their “agenda” of continuously bombarding an exploding population with meaningless outputs that will keep the truth hidden for generations to come. If we take a closer look at Indian cinema and film and those in control of censorship through the eyes of Subhradipta Sarkar (Professor of Law, Raipur India), “so long as one makes stereotype commercially viable movies with only songs and dance sequences and follow common formulas of entertainment – there is no harm; but the moment, one dares to speak out the truth against the State articulating his opinion on any sensitive or serious matter through his films or documentaries, which may not be palatable to certain power holders; he is swimming into troubled waters. There is ample possibility of facing censor scissors or political ban.”
It is undeniable that there is an almost open agenda by some within the Indian Union to subjugate minority populations to physical oppression, exposing them to propaganda and information suppression, and finally leading them to a state of psychological/emotional repression.
By denying films like “Sada Haq” the opportunity to be screened within the Indian Union and forcing them to work through judicial systems for years to acquire judgements that are in their favor, but have taken a large toll on them emotionally and financially. By and large the censor board is acting as an agent to this agenda of oppression, suppression and repression being forced upon anyone who dares expose the truth.
According to Canadian Sikh Coalition Director Parvkar Singh Dulai, “Watching this film brings another element into the struggle for sovereignty within the Sikh community. For too long we have been removed completely from the arena of arts and film and have found it difficult to tell our story to even our own people. It is more important than ever for the Sikh community to find creative and diplomatic means to pursue its freedoms and independence from the Indian Union as every aspect of life, including the most basic liberties that are guaranteed to every human being, are at the discretion of discriminatory elitists within the Indian Union. The film “Sada Haq” will be a strong introduction into what will hopefully become a world-wide educational and information platform that the Sikh community can use to further their aspirations.”
Further information in regards to the film and show dates will be updated as they become available.
Established in 2008, the Canadian Sikh Coalition is a non-governmental organization representing many Sikh Gurdwaras and societies across Canada. The Canadian Sikh Coalition exists to advocate for a world where Sikhs are recognized as a positive force and a distinct religious, cultural and political nation.
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