Punjabi University Patiala students protest against controversial movie Nanak Shah Fakir

Patiala, Punjab 10 April 2015: Yesterday (9 April) Hundreds of students and research scholars of Punjab University, Patiala today staged a protest demonstration against the proposed release of controversial movie titled Nanak Shah Fakir. Students gathered outside Bhai Kahn Singh Nabha library and marched towards main gate of the ‘varsity campus, where they blocked Patiala-Rajpura Road. Students also tendered a memorandum to Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal through Deputy Commissioner of Patiala.

Punjabi University Patiala students protest against controversial movie Nanak Shah Fakir
Punjabi University Patiala students protest against controversial movie Nanak Shah Fakir

Talking to the PunjabUp Films Jagtar Singh, a Ph. D. student, told PunjabUp Films over phone that the purpose of protest was to send a clear signal to the authorities that the students of Punjabi University have resolved to oppose the release of Nanak Shah Fakir movie, as this movie violates basic tents of Sikh religion.

“We call know personification of Sikh Guru Sahib is strictly prohibited, still the makers of Nanak Shah Fakir movie want to release their blasphemous movie … We won’t let this happen” he added.

He further said that SGPC’s decision to extend recognition of previous attempts, including Chaar Sahibzaade, has led to current situation. He said that SGPC and Akal Tkaht Sahib Jathedar should withdraw their support and recognition from ‘Chaar Sahibzaade’ movie also.

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