SC clears deck, Nanak Shah Fakir to hit theatres today

  • SC clears deck, Nanak Shah Fakir to hit theatres today

SC clears deck, Nanak Shah Fakir to hit theatres today

Gulati moved the Supreme Court for an urgent hearing as the film is slated for release on Friday.

He said that the SGPC was duty bound to comply with the directive of the Sikh clergy on the issue while appealing the Sikhs to observe a peaceful protest against the movie.

Tendering apology to Sikhs through social media, Dr. Roop Singh has clarified that he had issued that letter only on the basis of an earlier letter issued by his predecessor but later this letter was also withdrawn March 29.

SGPC, DSGMC institutes to remain closed today Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) have made a decision to keep all of their institutions closed on Friday in protest against release of the controversial movie 'Nanak Shah Fakir.' In a release issued in Amritsar on Thursday, SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal said the committee had filed a writ petition urging to impose a ban on release of the movie in the Supreme Court. "All institutions, being run by the SGPC, will remain closed on April 13 as a mark of protest against the release of controversial movie Nanak Shah Fakir", announced the SGPC chief Gobind Singh Longowal.

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud told petitioner Satinder Singh Gulati that the Central Board of Film Certification has already cleared the film for release. The film based on first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak, is set for release on 13 April. It also said that outsiders can not control the freedom of expression of an artiste.

He mentioned the plea for an urgent hearing.

The Sikh clerics gathered at the Akal Takht secretariat on Thursday morning to contemplate over the raging anger in the community across the globe for allegedly showing the founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak Dev and his family in human form. The bench said that once the censor board had cleared the film, no one had the right to stop its release.

The bench said the plea will be listed for hearing on Monday.

It had said after the CBFC certification, no group, body, association or individuals can create any kind of disturbance in exhibition of the film.