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 Data 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 towards a Sikh character which is extremely 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, “By means of this internet collection, work is being performed 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 Data Know-how (IT) guidelines to curb such delicate and objectionable developments.”
Kaur demanded from the Authorities of India that it ought to embrace Sikh representatives within the Censor board in order that controversial scenes associated to Sikhs and the Sikh religion could possibly 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 towards them by the SGPC as properly.
In the meantime, Bibi Jagir Kaur has strongly condemned the development of a duplicate 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 duplicate of the Golden temple anyplace on the planet.
Kaur mentioned, “When this subject 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. At this time, the DSGMC in assist of the Delhi Sangat has instantly eliminated the reproduction of Sachkhand Sri Harmandar Sahib.With such actions, some persons are intentionally attempting to impress the Sikh sentiments. Such acts can’t be tolerated and must be stopped instantly. Strict motion must be taken towards 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 Government Officer Jack Dorsey in regards to the alleged hate-filled tweets by some customers towards 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 ambiance and has created lots of resentment within the minds of Sikhs. However no motion was ever taken towards those that unfold hatred towards the Sikhs. “Such hate propaganda has elevated by many folds after the farm agitation was launched towards three farm legal guidelines handed final yr and lots of Sikh organisations together with the SGPC supported the identical.”
She mentioned the assist 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 means. There has by no means been any authorized motion towards these indulging in hate-filled propaganda towards Sikhs and the totally communal and anti-Sikh components multiplied their efforts after the farm agitation”, mentioned Kaur.