SGPC halts release of Movie Nanak Shah Fakeer

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Amritsar: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) declares to stop the release of the controversial movie “Nanak Shah Fakeer on Thrusday night.

SGPC made the announcement following widespread outrage on social media against the SGPC to promote the movie.

It is said that Movie ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’ based on the life of Guru Nanak Sahib, which violates the Sikh tenets as the movie t filmed the Sikh Gurus on screen, which is strictly prohibited in Sikh panth.

The movie is slated for releas on April 13. “The movie will not be released until objections of devotees is removed,” said SGPC spokesperson Diljeet Singh Bedi in a press release on Thursday. Devotees and the SGPC say that the movie hurts religious sentiments as it shows Sikh gurus in living form.

The release added that considering the sentiments of Sikh devotees, SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal had also ordered that the previously issued orders in favour of the release of movie not be implemented.

Previously, the movie was released in April 2015, but four days later, the makers had withdrawn it after the rejection from Sikh community.

Satpal Singh of Ludhiana, who has filed a petition in the high court on the issue, said that showing Gurus in living form and idol worship was against the basic principles of Sikh religion.

 

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