The Punjab government order to ban the movie ‘Santa Banta Private Limited’ for allegedly portraying the Sikh community in a “denigrating and defamatory manner”.
A decision to this effect was taken on Saturday after a delegation of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Managing Committee (DSGMC), led by its president Manjit Singh GK, met deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and apprised him of this issue.
The delegation, which included Manjinder Sirsa, Avtar Hit, Onkar Thapar, Kuldeep Singh Bhogal and Harmanjeet Singh said there was a unanimous feeling in the Sikh community that the movie was making a laughing stock of the community. The delegation said the movie had hurt the sentiments of the community.
Sukhbir later directed the state chief secretary to ban screening of the movie in Punjab. The ban will come into effect immediately.