NEW DELHI—As per fresh updates, the Supreme Court of India has okayed the release of controversial movie ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’ which is scheduled to be released on April 13. Directing the state governments to maintain law & order, the Supreme Court has said that the Jathedar of supreme Sikh throne Sri Akal Takht Sahib did not have any right to ban the movie ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’ in India.
However, it remains unclear that whether the Supreme Court has addressed this verdict in response to petition seeking ban on ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’ or the producer Harinder Sikka had approached Supreme Court seeking clearance for movie’s release scheduled for April 13.
Reacting to Supreme Court’s verdict, Sikh intellectual S. Baljit Singh Khalsa has said that the Indian Supreme Court has once again reminded his value to the Akal Takht Jathedar appointed as per legal setup erected under Indian patronage. He added that what could be worse than it that the Supreme Court is depriving Sikh high priest from deciding whether a movie related to the Sikh religion is worth watching or not.
With clearance of Supreme Court, the release of movie ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’ is likely to draw sharp opposition from Sikh masses especially in Punjab. The situation may turn wild on April 13 as the staunch believers of Sikhism are ready cross any line to prevent ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’ from hitting screens in India.Sikh24 Editors can be reached at email@example.com