After observing sharp wrath among Sikhs, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhik Committee (SGPC) has curtailed its clearance to the movie.
After undergoing unusual conflicts in 2015, the rage of Sikh people is seen on Jalandhar roads against the controversial movie "Nanak Shah Fakir".
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The movie is scheduled to release on 13 April 2018. But, seeking towards the outrage, SGPC contradicted the screening of the movie. SGPC spokesperson Diljeet Singh Bedi said “The movie will not be released until objections of devotees is removed,” Moreover, according to the devotees and the SGPC, the movie hurts religious sentiments as it shows Sikh gurus in living form.
Not only this, the release proposal by SGPC is no longer implemented, said SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal, considering the sentiments of Sikh devotees. Giving approval to such movie has raised one big question. Does both Shiromani Gurudwara Parbhandak Committee (SGPC) and Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh have been caught on the wrong foot? How would they approve a movie that is allegedly ignoring the norms based on the life of Guru Nanak Dev?
While talking to The Indian Express, former SGPC president Kirpal Singh Badungar said, “It was during my first tenure from 2001 to 2003 that SGPC executive committee had passed a resolution that no one will be allowed to play the characters of 10 Sikh gurus, their parents, their wives and children in movies.”
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Thus, will the movie get approval this time or will it be delayed like that of 2015? SGPC and Akal Takht should think of people's sentiments before approving such elements.