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Mahila Congress,Hindu outfits seek permanent ban on Sadda Haq

A delegation of Punjab Mahila Congress (PMC) and Hindu organisations,led by the state vice-president of PMC,Nimisha Mehta,Saturday demanded a permanent ban on the Punjabi film Sadda Haq its trailers,songs,promos and promotional activities,which they alleged glorified the Khalistan Movement.

Written by Express News Service | Jalandhar | Updated: April 16, 2014 2:53:38 pm

A delegation of Punjab Mahila Congress (PMC) and Hindu organisations,led by the state vice-president of PMC,Nimisha Mehta,Saturday demanded a permanent ban on the Punjabi film Sadda Haq its trailers,songs,promos and promotional activities,which they alleged glorified the Khalistan Movement.

The delegation also alleged that one of the producers of the movie had a link with terrorists.

Asserting that the film was made with the sole aim of disturbing communal harmony,Mehta said: “Saada Haq has elements that will not only hurt religious sentiments but also help in revival of terrorism by glorifying the Khalistan movement.”

Alleging that one of the producer’s of the film had links with terrorists,Mehta said: “During a press conference,one of the producers had accepted in front of the media that his own brother was a terrorist and he had made this film after interacting with various terrorists so as to present their point of view.”

“It is also important to know the sources from where the funds were generated to make the film. Enquires should also be made into the money being collected through the film’s website and where it will be spent. The enforcement department and income tax department should launch a full scale inquiry against the producers,” said Mehta.

The VP also asked SGPC Chief Avtar Singh Makkar to explain the reason why they cleared and supported the release of the film.

“The SGPC chief should tell why he thought the film was fit to be screened,” she added.

It may be recalled that the film was banned on the eve of its release by the Punjab government after a committee found it to be highly volatile.

Earlier,the film was also banned by the Censor board and central government. However after giving certain cuts,the censor board passed the film with an ‘A’ certificate following recommendation of SGPC.

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