Film Nanakshah Fakir: SCI refuses to ban on controversial film ‘Nanakshah Fakir’


New Delhi: As per media reports the Supreme Court of India on Monday refused to ban on controversial film ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said it would hear on May 8 the submission and the counter on behalf of the film producer and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the apex Sikh religious body, on the same.

The movie has already been released in the India , except in Punjab, senior advocate RS Suri, appearing for the producer, told the bench which also comprised Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud.

The bench said the fundamental issue was to see whether the life of Guru Nanak had been portrayed in the right manner or not.

Senior advocate PS Patwalia, appearing for the SGPC, referred to the 2003 notification of the apex Sikh body that had categorically stated that no person could be allowed to portray the life of 10 Sikh gurus, their family members and the ‘Panj Pyaras’.

It’s pertinent to note that Sikhs in across the world oppose the Movie Nanakshah Fakir, which violates the sikh tenents. Despite the all India relese except Punjab, cinemas avoided to screening Movie Nanak Shah Fakir.


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