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SC REFUSES TO PUT A BAN ON NANAK SHAH FAKIR

By Siddharth Singh . 17th April 2018 01:01pm
SC REFUSES TO PUT A BAN ON NANAK SHAH FAKIR

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to stay the release of the regional film "Nanak Shah Fakir" in light of the life of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev, saying the Constitution enables producers to make any motion picture as long as it doesn't encroach on secularism. Declining to meddle with its last week's request guiding the states to guarantee that no obstacle was caused by the release and screening of the film. A seat of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud stated for whatever length of time that the film does not criticize Sikhism and it just looks to praise Guru Nanak Dev we won't meddle... After the earlier apex court order, the film released on Friday (April 13). The court's Monday arrange went ahead a request by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) which fought that there couldn't be any depiction of Sikh Gurus, their close relatives and the Panj Pyaras by any mortal beings. As senior counsel R.S. Suri, showing up for the film's maker Harinder S. Sikka, said the maker and the SGPC members should meet and see what more should be possible, the court requested that the SGPC counsel consider the offer and coordinated the following hearing on May 8. The court likewise noticed that "Nanak Shah Fakir" has won National Integration Award in the class of regional movies. Showing up for the Sikh body, senior counsel P.S. Patwalia, alluded to a 2003 determination of the SGPC, which was emphasized in 2015, that there can't be a delineation of Sikh Gurus by any living being. Chief Justice Misra said "let the character playing Guru Nanak not take credit for it and let it be an abstract person", including that once a film has been ensured by the Central Board of Film Certification, the court can't meddle. Equity Chandrachud said no religion can state that "only our book would portray our religion and stop everyone from writing about it. This would encroach into secularism". For whatever length of time that the film does not slander Sikhism and Guru Nanak Dev's depiction is loved and as a conceptual man, he stated, "we can't meddle". The Constitution secures producers to make films, the court stated, as long as it doesn't encroach on secularism - the fundamental rationality of the Constitution. Senior counsel Ram Jethmalani, who was available in the court and was requested to give his perspectives, said any religious order against the arrival of a movie ought to be sponsored by legitimate authorize. In the event that the order is absolutely religious, the court needs to guarantee that the privilege of the movie producer isn't damaged, he said. Depicting the most recent position of the SGPC as a summersault, senior counsel Suri said the film was approved by an advisory group of five prominent individuals who praised it. He said in regard to the recommendation by the board, Guru Nanak "is appeared as light and his lessons are being described by one of his Muslim followers Bhai Mardana".

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