Amritsar, June 21
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Bibi Jagir Kaur has demanded that ‘Grahan’ internet collection primarily based on the incidents of the 1984 riots be banned instantly because it portrays a Sikh character in an “objectionable method”.
She demanded that the Union Info and Broadcasting Ministry ought to ban the collection, which is scheduled to be launched on Disney+Hotstar platform on June 24.
Addressing the press convention right here on Monday, Kaur mentioned, “A Sikh character has been portrayed in an objectionable method in an online collection known as ‘Grahan’ primarily based on the 1984 Sikh genocide. Within the internet collection, the cost of Sikh genocide is being levelled in opposition to a Sikh character which is very condemnable and fabricated.”
“A authorized discover has been despatched by a witness of the genocide Nirpreet Kaur to Ajay G Rai, producer of ‘Grahan’ internet collection and Sunil Ryan, head and president of Disney+Hotstar. The SGPC additionally helps this discover,” she mentioned.
SGPC president Kaur mentioned, “Via this internet collection, work is being completed to rub salt on the injuries of Sikhs which might harm the Sikh sentiments. Such movies additionally harm the communal concord in society. Due to this fact, the federal government ought to enact strict Info Know-how (IT) guidelines to curb such delicate and objectionable developments.”
Kaur demanded from the Authorities of India that it ought to embody Sikh representatives within the censor board in order that controversial scenes associated to Sikhs and the Sikh religion might be eliminated in any movie.
The SGPC president warned the ‘Grahan’ producer and the pinnacle of Disney+Hotstar that if the objectionable internet collection is launched, authorized motion can be taken in opposition to them by the SGPC as properly.
In the meantime, Bibi Jagir Kaur has strongly condemned the development of a reproduction mannequin of Sachkhand Sri Harmandar Sahib in a park close to Punjabi Bagh in Delhi.
She mentioned the Sikhs may by no means tolerate a reproduction of the Golden Temple anyplace on this planet.
Kaur mentioned, “When this concern got here to gentle, I used to be in common contact with the president of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Administration Committee (DSGMC) Manjinder Singh Sirsa since yesterday. Right this moment, the DSGMC in help of the Delhi Sangat has instantly eliminated the duplicate of Sachkhand Sri Harmandar Sahib.”
Kaur mentioned, “With such actions, some individuals are intentionally making an attempt to impress the Sikh sentiments. Such acts can’t be tolerated and must be stopped instantly. Strict motion must be taken in opposition to the culprits in order that nobody may play with the Sikh sentiments.”
Kaur mentioned about two months in the past on April 7, 2021, the SGPC had written a letter to Twitter Chief Govt Officer Jack Dorsey concerning the alleged hate-filled tweets by some customers in opposition to Sikhs in India and overseas.
However the SGPC has neither obtained any response from Twitter nor any motion as but, she claimed.
Kaur additional mentioned, “The threats to repeat the 1984 genocide of Sikhs on social media platforms are widespread which spoil the environment and has created numerous resentment within the minds of Sikhs. However no motion was ever taken in opposition to those that unfold hatred in opposition to the Sikhs.
“Such hate propaganda has elevated by many folds after the farm agitation was launched in opposition to three farm legal guidelines handed final yr and plenty of Sikh organisations together with the SGPC supported the identical.”
She mentioned the help to farmers’ agitation irritated sure components in India and their supporters overseas.
“Everyone knows about this sure foyer and the way it works in an organised and really vicious method. There has by no means been any authorized motion in opposition to these indulging in hate-filled propaganda in opposition to Sikhs and the completely communal and anti-Sikh components multiplied their efforts after the farm agitation”, mentioned Kaur. PTI