Chandigarh: The team of controversial Punjabi film 'Sadda Haq', which reportedly glorifies terrorists in Punjab, on Tuesday staged a candle light protest march here against the banning of the movie.
The team led by film producers Kuljinder Sidhu and Dinesh, director Mandeep Singh and actor Gaurav Kakkar held a candle light procession in Sector 17 market in the city.
They deplored the decision of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi governments to impose a ban on the film.
They contended that after the film censor board had cleared the movie, the states have no right to ban it.
They termed the ban on film as "unjustified" and claimed SGPC, the top sikh religious body, too had given a green signal to the movie.
Meanwhile, former top cop K P S Gill backed the government's decision to ban the film. "There should be a ban by the state on anything to do with extremism, particularly Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale," he said.
On the issue of "green signal" by SGPC to the film, Gill said "the SGPC must remove Shiromani from its name and restrict itself to Gurudwara Parbhandhak Committee."
"They do not represent the ideals and what Sikhism is all about," he charged. The film is based on events in Punjab in 1980s and 1990s and portrayal of police torture and counter terrorism.
SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar lambasted Gill for his statement on the religious body. "He (Gill) should confine his ideologies to himself," Makkar said after an emergent meeting of the religious body here on Tuesday.
He asked Gill to do some "introspection" before uttering "baseless" words.


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