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SC refuses to stay release of 'Nanak Shah Fakir'

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Monday refused to stay the release of the film "Nanak Shah Fakir" based on the life of saying the constitution protects the filmmakers to make a movie as long as it does not impinge on secularism.

Refusing to interfere with its last week's order directing the states to ensure that no obstruction was caused in the release and screening of the film, a bench of Dipak Misra, Justice and Justice said: "As long as the film does not denigrate Sikhism and it only seeks to glorify we will not interfere..."

The order came on a plea by the (SGPC) which contended that there could not be any portrayal of Sikh Gurus, their immediate family members and the Panj Payaras by any mortal beings.

Appearing for the Sikh body, referred to a 2003 resolution of the SGPC and reiterated that their cannot be any depiction of Sikh Gurus by any living being.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 14:28 IST
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