SGPC warns filmmakers against exploiting Sikh maryada and traditions

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SGPC warns filmmakers against exploiting Sikh maryada and traditions

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has issued a stern warning against the exploitation of Sikh maryada (Sikh code of religious conduct), the undermining of the holy ethos of Gurbani, and the rich traditions of Sikhism by filmmakers and serial producers “solely for commercial gain”

Stating that such actions, which disregard the Sikh religious principles, wouldn’t be tolerated, SGPC president Harjinder Singh Dhami said on Tuesday that in Ghaura village near Chandigarh, a serial scene depicting the Anand Karaj ceremony was filmed using a replica of Guru Granth Sahib, “which is a grave violation of Sikh maryada and traditions”.
He said that although the shooting of such a scene was halted due to the intervention of the sangat, the police administration should also take action. Dhami added that the filmmakers should exercise great care during shooting to ensure that Sikh principles and traditions are not violated or misrepresented.

He said the SGPC would prepare a report of the incident so as to take action against the persons responsible for hurting Sikh religious sentiments.

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