Chandigarh- The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Wednesday condemned the ‘authorized homicide’ of biopic on human rights activist, late Sardar Jaswant Singh Khalra by way of huge cuts imposed by the Censor Board of India.
These restrictions have reportedly killed “its spirit as well as the theme, ” the Akali Dal mentioned.
The movie ‘Punjab 95’, earlier titled ‘Ghallughara’, highlights state repression towards Sardar Jaswant Singh Khalra and is predicated on court docket paperwork.
“The Sikh community is perturbed that the Censor Board is seeking to whitewash the atrocities committed by the state against an activist who was collecting data of extra-judicial killings, ” mentioned celebration President Sukhbir Badal.
“It is also condemnable that different yardsticks are used when dealing with films associated with the Sikh community and their anguish. The same Censor Board did not feel it fit to censor ‘Kashmir Files’ which speaks about the agony of Kashmiri Pandits. This gives the impression that the board is biased in its outlook towards minority communities, ” he mentioned.
The Akali Dal demanded withdrawal of all cuts prompt by the Censor Board and launch of the unique movie to make sure the reality and ache of the group shouldn’t be suppressed.