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Ban on Sadda Haq: Heated arguments expected in Supreme Court of India today

New Delhi, India (April 25, 2013): According to information available with Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) the Supreme Court of India shall hold a hearing on a petition moved by the producers of the Sadda Haq Punjabi Movie against the ban imposed by Punjab, Haryana, Chandgarh, Delhi and Jammu & Kashmir governments on the screening of the movie.

Sadda Haq Screening in Italy

Sadda Haq screening in Italy on April 20

Ludhiana, Punjab (April 20, 2013): According to information shared by Sadda Haq Punjabi Movie's producers at Official Facebook Fans page of the movie, the film is going to be screened in Italy on April 20.

Gippey Grewal supports Sadda Haq; Urges Punjab Govt. to lift ban from the movie

Chandigarh/ Punjab (April 16, 2013): Punjabi singer-cum-actor Gippy Grewal has urged the Punjab government to lift the ban from Punjabi movie Sadda Haq. The movie was banned in Punjab - the home state of the producer Kuljinder Sidhu and Dinesh Sood on late night of April 4, just hours before it's release. Later the movie was also banned in Delhi, Haryana and Chandigarh.

Kuljinder Singh at Supreme Court of India - Files petition against ban imposed by various Governments on Sadda Haq

Sadda Haq team moved to Supreme Court; SC asked why film banned by some state only; Next hearing on April 16

New Delhi, India (April 11, 2013): It is learnt that on April 11, 2013 the actor-producer Kuljinder Sidhu moved to the Supreme Court of India against the ban imposed on his film ‘Sadda Haq’ by state governments of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi.

A view of vigil held at Jalandhar against ban on Sadda Haq (April 09, 2013)

People of Punjab take to streets against ban on Sadda Haq

Jalndhar/ Chandigarh, Punjab (April 10, 2013): It is learnt that people of Punjab took to streets in solidarity with Sadda Haq team, while demanding removal of ban on imposed by Punjab government on the screening of the movie.

Sadda Haq screened by two cinemas in Karnal for four days without any trouble; Decent response in Indore, Hamirpur & Mumbai

Karnal/Patiala, Haryana/Punjab (April 10, 2013): It is learnt that two Haryana theaters - Harsha K3C and MovieTime (Super-mall) continued to screen the Punjabi film Sadda Haq for four consecutive days despite state government banning it.

Sikhs for Justice declares to release English version Of ‘Sadda Haq” Worldwide

New York, United States (April 9, 2013): Challenging the unconstitutional blanket ban on “Sadda Haq” by the Punjab SAD (Badal) Government, US based Sikh rights group declared to promote the movie and to sponsor the release of its English version worldwide.

German Sikhs to raise the case of Prof. Bhullar with Germany and issue of ban on Sadda Haq with Indian PM

London, United Kingdom (April 08, 2013): The Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be visiting Germany on Wednesday for a 3-day visit. He will hold talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin from Wednesday. The main purpose of his visit is to get support for the India-European Union Foreign Trade Agreement (FTA).

Remove Ban on Sadda Haq Movie - Srinagar Sikhs held protest demonstration against ban on recent Punjabi Movie Sadda Haq

Kashmiri Sikhs protested against ban on Sadda Haq Punjabi movie in Srinagar

Srinagar, Kashmir (April 09, 2013): According to reports received from Srinagar (Kashmir) Sikhs took out on streets to hold demonstrations against ban on Punjabi movie ‘Sadda Haq’ on April 08, 2013. Protesting Sikhs said that the ban on movie has resulted in violation of freedom of expression.

AISSF slams Avtar Singh Makkar for backtracing his stand on Sadda Haq

Chandigarh/ Jalandhar, Punjab (April 09, 2013): In a press statement sent of Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) the All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF – Peermohammad) has condemned Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) for its U-turn on the issue of Punjabi Movie ‘Sadda Haq’’.

Punjab Film actor-cum-producer Kuljinder Sidhu as Kartar in Sadda Haq

SGPC takes U-Turn on Sadda Haq – Producer of movie demands resignation of Avtar Singh Makkar

Amritsar, Punjab (April 09, 2013): According to a news report by YesPunjab.Com: “Slamming Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Jathedar Avtar Singh Makkar for taking a U-turn on the issue of Punjabi Movie ‘Sadda Haq’, Kuljinder Singh Sidhu, the producer-actor of the film Monday raised a demand of Makkar’s resignation from the post of president of SGPC”.

Human Rights abuser KPS Gill demands arrest Sadda Haq producers

Chandigarh/ Punjab (April 09, 2013): It is learnt that the Punjab University Chandigarh's alumni association invited former director general of police (DGP) KPS Gill, on April 08, 2013 to deliver a lecture on on 'Terrorism in Punjab: Historian's dilemma'.

Fabricating a controversy – Indian Media and Sadda Haq

Two young Hindu boys were killed by some unknown persons on a day in early 1980s in Majha region of Punjab. A Journalist who was deployed at Amritsar by a news agency because of his Sikh appearance, while ideologically he had a leftist approach, was asked to send a specified news-story on this matter.

Sadda Haq team sought intervention of Akal Takhat Jathedar against ban of movie

Amritsar, Punjab (April 09, 2013): In the wake of the ban imposed by various state governments on screening of 'Sadda Haq', the makers of the film met Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh and paid obeisance at Harmandar Sahib on April 07, 2013.

Ban imposed on Punjabi film `Sadda Haq` is “not justified” and hampers the creativity of filmmakers

Chandigarh/ Punjab (April 07, 2013): According to certain media report the producers of an upcoming Punjabi movie said that the ban imposed on Punjabi film `Sadda Haq` is "not justified" and hampers the creativity of filmmakers.

Sadda Haq – very touching movie: Yuba City viewer

Yuba City, US (April 07, 2013): As per media reports Sadda Haq movie that is banned by various state government in northern parts of India is showing in Yuba City.

Indian PM seeks report from I&B Ministry on certification of Sadda Haq movie

New Delhi, India (April 07, 2013): According to certain media reports Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has asked the information and broadcasting ministry to look into the matter that how the Sadda Haq movie was cleared by Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) and send a detailed report.

Punjabi Cinema, Singers/Artists and ban on Sadda Haq

Chandigarh, Punjab (April 07, 2013): Punjabi Cinema is on the rise now a days. According to information more than 70 movies are currently on the floor - under shooting in Punjab. Some are terming the contemporary period as "Golden era" of Punjabi Cinema. Punjabi music industry is also quite on the boom in terms of money making. Music industry is being considered as an entry point to the Punjabi cinema and most of the famous singers are now engaged in movies.

Ban on Sadda Haq Punjabi movie sparked protests in Punjab

Patiala/Jalndhar, Punjab (April 06, 2013): Punjabi film 'Sadda Haq' was scheduled to be released on April 05 but it was banned by Punjab government under pressure from high-ups in Punjab police and the bureaucracy on the late evening of April 04.

Kuljinder Sidhu on the Amritsar screening of Sadda Haq (March 17, 2013):

Government’s ban on Sadda Haq movie is shameful, and black spot on democracy: Kuljinder Sidhu

Chandigarh/ Punjab (April 6, 2013): Protesting against the ban imposed by Punjab Government on Sadda Haq Punjabi movie the producer and actor Kuljinder Sidhu has termed the ban as shameful. The film was released worldwide on Friday, April 5. However, a day ahead of the release of the film on Thursday (April 4), Punjab government decided to ban the film fearing communal tension.

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