Akal Takht sets up Sikh Film Censor Board

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Amritsar, May 23: Akal Takht constituted the Sikh Film Censor Board (SFCB) on Tuesday.

Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh said it would be mandatory to submit the script before the SFCB before making a film, documentary, animation, play or feature based on the Sikh religion.

The SFCB has 21 members. It will be co-ordinated by deputy secretary of the Dharam Parchar Committee of the SGPC Simranjit Singh.

They will scrutinise every aspect of the script and submit its report to Akal Takht for the final nod.

“The decision to constitute the SFCB has been taken due to controversies over films on Sikh Gurus and distorted Sikh history. This will be applicable for any film which portrays any sequence related to Sikh Gurus, their kin and Sikh history,” said Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh. The SGPC during its recent budget session had demanded representation in the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), but it didn’t get any response.

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The SFCB members are Takht Damdama Sahib Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh, priest of Golden Temple Giani Maan Singh, SGPC’s executive member Bhagwant Singh Sialka, SGPC members Kiranjot Kaur and Hardeep Singh Mohali, official of the Dharam Parchar Committee, DSGMC’s Dharam Parchar Committee’s chairperson Paramjit Singh, former Jathedar Giani Jasbir Singh Rode, representative of Shiromani Panth Akali Budha Dal (96 crori) Giani Resham Singh, representative of Missal Shahidan Tarna Dal Baba Nagar Singh, representative of Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle Partap Singh, president of Gurdwara Dukh Niwaran (Ludhiana) Pritpal Singh, Balkar Singh Patiala, Dr Inderjit Singh Gogoani and Prof Amarjit Singh, both from GNDU, Punjabi University’s Dr Gurmeet Singh, Agricultural University’s Prof Sarbjit Singh, Dr Sarbjinder Singh Ludhiana, Sukhdev Singh Bhaur and Dr Harpal Singh Pannu.

Source Tribune India

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