The Times of India – Akal Takht imposes complete ban on ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’

Sikhs in all parts of Punjab have been organizing peaceful protests against the film release

Amritsar – Panjab – India, 10 April 2018. While directing the Sikh Sangat to peacefully protest against the controversial movie ‘Nanak Shah Fakir,’ Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh on Monday imposed a complete ban on the film.

The Jathedar said in wake of unending controversies over movies made on Sikh religion or showing a Sikh character he would soon announce formation of a Sikh Censor Board, which would include representatives from the SGPC, the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), Sikh institutes, sects, Sant Samaj and filmmakers.

“Anyone making a movie on Sikhs would have to get the script approved from the board,” the Jathedar said, adding that Akal Takht would give a go ahead to the movie only after recommendation by the board.

The Jathedar had earlier on January 22, 2015 hailed the efforts of its producer Harinder Singh Sikka for making a film on the life and teachings of Guru Nanak Dev.

The movie is scheduled to release on April 13. “The Akal Takht has imposed a complete ban on ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’ and this movie can’t be released.

Sangat should stage a peaceful protest against the movie,” said the Jathedar on Monday, adding that all the communiqué made by the Shromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) with respect to the film had been cancelled.

SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal had earlier sought intervention of the Prime Minister for stopping the release of the movie.

Sikh outfits disrupt traffic seeking ban on movie

Bathinda: Members of Sikh organisations protesting against the release of movie ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’ disrupted the traffic on the Bathinda-Mansa road outside the district administrative complex on Monday.

They wanted to hand over a memorandum to the Bathinda deputy commissioner but were not allowed to go inside after which they sat on the road disrupting the traffic.

The protesters also demanded registration of a case against the director and the producer of the film. United Akali Dal president Gurdeep Singh said, “The film ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’ is against the Sikh tenets and we will not allow it to be released.

We wanted to protest against the movie but were not allowed to go inside the DAC so we disrupted traffic.”

Bathinda unit chief of Shromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) Parminder Singh Balianwali said Sikhs were hurt over the film and it should not be allowed to be released otherwise they would intensify their protest. After nearly 20 minutes into the protest, the police took the protesters to the DAC where they handed over a memorandum to the DC.

The Tribune – Sikh jatha leaves for Pakistan tomorrow

Amritsar – Panjab – India, 10 April 2018. An SGPC-sponsored jatha will leave for Pakistan from here on Thursday to celebrate Baisakhi. SGPC additional secretary Diljit Singh Bedi said the Pakistan authorities had denied visa to 41 devotees without citing reasons.

“We had sent 758 passports to the Pakistan Embassy, of which 717 got visa. They should contact our office on Wednesday to collect passports,” he said. (TNS)

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The Asian Age – Sikhs protest near AICC office, seek removal of Kumar, Tytler

The police stopped the protesters from reaching the All-India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarters in Akbar Road.

New Delhi – India, 11 April 2018. Members of Sikh groups staged a protest on Tuesday near the Congress headquarters, demanding the removal of Sajjan Kumar and Jagdish Tytler from the party for their alleged role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

The protesters raised slogans and scaled barricades even as the police tried to push them back. It detained Delhi Akali Dal president Manjeet Singh during the protests by Sikh groups outside the Congress office on Tuesday.

The protesters hung effigies of Rahul Gandhi and Mr Tytler from trees and demanded the removal of Mr Kumar and Mr Tytler from the party for their alleged role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

“We are demanding that Congress chief Rahul Gandhi remove Kumar and Tytler from the party for their role in the anti-Sikh riots,” said Manjinder Singh Sirsa, general secretary of the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee and a BJP MLA.

“The Congress should now clear its stand over Kumar and Tytler, who are accused in the anti-Sikh riots and were present at the party’s hunger strike at Rajghat on Monday,” Mr Sirsa added.

On 5 April, the Akali Dal had said that they have a sting operation incriminating Mr Tytler in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

On 9 April, Mr Tytler was allegedly told by Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken to leave the venue minutes after he was found sitting on the dais at Delhi’s Rajghat.

Mr Tytler, however, denied the reports saying he “was not told to leave”.