Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Bibi Jagir Kaur has demanded that Grahan web series based mostly on the incidents of the 1984 riots be banned instantly because it portrays a Sikh character in an “objectionable manner”.
She demanded that the Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry ought to ban the series, which is scheduled to be launched on Disney+Hotstar platform on June 24.
Addressing the press convention right here on Monday, Kaur stated, “A Sikh character has been portrayed in an objectionable method in a web series known as Grahan based mostly on the 1984 Sikh genocide. In the web series, the cost of Sikh genocide is being levelled in opposition to a Sikh character which is very condemnable and fabricated.”
“A legal notice has been sent by a witness of the genocide Nirpreet Kaur to Ajay G Rai, producer of ‘Grahan’ web series and Sunil Ryan, head and president of Disney+Hotstar. The SGPC also supports this notice,” she stated.
SGPC president Kaur stated, “Through this web series, work is being done to rub salt on the wounds of Sikhs which would hurt the Sikh sentiments. Such films also hurt the communal harmony in society. Therefore, the government should enact strict Information Technology (IT) rules to curb such sensitive and objectionable trends.”
Kaur demanded from the Government of India that it ought to embrace Sikh representatives in the Censor board in order that controversial scenes associated to Sikhs and the Sikh religion may very well be eliminated in any movie.
The SGPC president warned the ”Grahan” producer and the pinnacle of Disney+Hotstar that if the objectionable web series is launched, authorized motion can be taken in opposition to them by the SGPC as properly.
Meanwhile, 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 stated the Sikhs might by no means tolerate a reproduction of the Golden temple wherever in the world.
Kaur stated, “When this issue came to light, I was in regular contact with the president of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) Manjinder Singh Sirsa since yesterday. Today, the DSGMC in support of the Delhi Sangat has immediately removed the replica of Sachkhand Sri Harmandar Sahib.”
Kaur stated, “With such actions, some people are deliberately trying to provoke the Sikh sentiments. Such acts cannot be tolerated and should be stopped immediately. Strict action should be taken against the culprits so that no one could play with the Sikh sentiments.”
Kaur stated about two months in the past on April 7, 2021, the SGPC had written a letter to Twitter Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey concerning the alleged hate-filled tweets by some customers in opposition to Sikhs in India and overseas.
But the SGPC has neither obtained any response from Twitter nor any motion as but, she claimed.
Kaur additional stated, “The threats to repeat the 1984 genocide of Sikhs on social media platforms are common which spoil the atmosphere and has created a lot of resentment in the minds of Sikhs. But no action was ever taken against those who spread hatred against 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 lots of Sikh organisations together with the SGPC supported the identical.”
She said the support to farmers” agitation irritated certain elements in India and their supporters abroad.
“We all learn about this sure foyer and the way it works in an organised and really vicious manner. There has by no means been any authorized motion in opposition to these indulging in hate-filled propaganda in opposition to Sikhs and the totally communal and anti-Sikh components multiplied their efforts after the farm agitation”, stated Kaur.