SGPC to set up 'censor board' for films, books

Tuesday 03rd February 2015 05:56 EST

Chandigarh: Films and books on Sikh religion may soon have to pass the test of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), which is planning to set up a ‘censor board’ for ‘moral policing’ of the scripts. The move comes against the backdrop of the controversy surrounding Dera Sacha Sauda chief’s movie ‘MSG’ and many Bollywood movies in which actors have donned the turban like Ajay Devgn-starrer ‘Son of Sardar’ and Akshay Kumar-starrer ‘Singh is King’. “We will soon set up Sikh Censor Board comprising historians and intelligentsia so that someone keen to make any film or write a book concerning Sikh religion first gets the script cleared to avoid consequences later,” Amritsar-based SGPC head Avtar Singh Makkar said. Terming it as ‘moral policing’ on part of SGPC, Makkar said the board members will clear the script of films or books based on Sikh religion and community members. “Our idea is that Sikh religion is projected and exhibited in public domain in consonance with the spirit of code of conduct of the community,” he said.


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