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Colors TV serial Gurbani caught in controversy; SGPC chief wants name changed

March 15, 2013 | By

Amritsar, Punjab (March 15, 2013): Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Avtar Singh Makkar has reportedly taken a serious note of TV serial named ‘Gurbani’ said it was intolerable for the Sikh community.

The TV show airs on Colors channel March 18, 2013. Avtar Singh Makkar reportedly said the word ‘Gurbani’ holds a very important place in a Sikh’s life.

Gurbani – A new serial scheduled to begin on Colors TV from March 18, 2013

It is an an eternal and divine bond and word ‘Gurbani’ is used only for the hymns and compositions of Sikh gurus. Gurbani is composed of two words: Gur and Bani. ‘Gur’ means the Guru’s and ‘Bani’ means ‘word’.

SGPC president has written a letter to Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari, urging him to review the situation and has mentioned that if the name of the serial is not changed, it might lead to resentment and anger amongst the Sikhs.

Avtar Singh Makkar reportedly warned that if the serial’s name is not changed, SGPC will file a complaint against the TV channel under Section 295 A (Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings or any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs).

Earlier, All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) president Satnam Singh Gambhir had also written a letter to Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh on the issue.

The upcoming serial allegedly highlights the plight of thousands of deserted brides of Punjab who get married to non-resident Indians (NRIs).

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