April 20, 2015 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
New Delhi: Local Sikh sangat along with leaders and activists of United Sikh Mission (USM), All India Sikh Confederation (AISC), Akhand Kirtani Jatha (Delhi), Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) held a march against controversial movie “Nanak Shah Fakir” from Gurdwara Bangla Sahib towards Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s house on April 19.
The police stopped the protesters near Parliament police station by placing barriers on the road leading to Narendra Modi’s residence. This led to confrontation between the police and the protesters. Sikh protesters crossed the barriers despite heavy police force deployment and forced the police to step-back. But after that the protesters did not move forward and staged a sit-in protest.
“Since we were committed to keep the protest peaceful, the Sikh sangat was urged to stage a protest sit-in order to avoid further clash with the security forces”, Harminder Singh, a Sikh youth activist told Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) over phone.
After mediation of certain officials a 11 member Sikh delegation accompanied the police officials to Indian PM’s House to handover the memorandum. But the delegation was prevented from entering the PM’s house by the security guards which led to heated arguments. Later a representative of PM house received the memorandum.
Talking to media persons the protesters said that Narendra Modi led government should ban screening of Nanak Shah Fakir film throughout India.
“Government should refrain from hurting Sikh sentiments by allowing screening of blasphemous movie Nanak Shah Fakir, which violates Sikh tenets by making visual representation of Guru Nanak Ji” said Gurcharan Singh Babbar.
Images of protest against Nanak Shah Fakir Film by Delhi Sikh Sangat:
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