April 9, 2018 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Amritsar/ Mansa: As the announced date for release of controversial film Nanak Shah Fakir is approaching, Sikhs across the state are holding strong protests against its release and demanding permanent ban on this film.
As per reports, the Sikh sangat held protest at various places in Punjab against against the release of the controversial film. The sangat demanded complete ban on release of this film.
Reports emanating from Amritsar, Chandigarh, Morinda, Mansa, Patiala, Mukerian and various other places across the state reveal that the Sikh groups are holding peaceful protest demanding ban on the movie.
At different places, Sikh groups have handed over memorandums to cinema managements asking them to not to screen this film. Sikh groups have also handed over letters to various deputy commissioners in Punjab asking the Punjab government to impose ban on release of the film.
The controversial film is produced by Harinder Sikka who had earlier released the film in 2015 but it was withdrawn few days after the release as it was rejected by the Sikh sangat globally. The producer has announced to re-release the film on April 13, 2018.
As the producer Harinder Sikka failed to appear for the meeting two days back, even the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhdandak Committee (SGPC) has demanded ban on the film. SGPC chief Gobind Singh Longowal has written letters of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minster Rajnath Singh, Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani and Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh.
The Sikh sangat are opposing the film as it attempts to personify Guru Nanak Ji, Bhai Mardana Ji and family members of Guru Nanak Ji. As per the Sikh tenets, personification of Sikh Gurus is strictly prohibited.
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