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Delhi HC also refuses to stay release of Nanak Shah Fakir

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The High Court today refused to stay the release of movie 'Nanak Shah Fakir', scheduled to hit the theatres from tomorrow, saying the petition was motivated after the refused to grant any relief.

The High Court said it was unbelievable that the Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC), which has filed the petition challenging the no objection certificate issued by the Censor Board, was not aware of the making of film till now.

A bench of Acting and Justice C said the "release of the film cannot be interdicted".

The court directed the Centre to ensure maintenance of law and order and made it clear that it was not granting any ex-parte relief to DSGMC without hearing the

The petition challenged the release of the movie saying it has characterised the family members of with humans/actors which is against the principles of Sikh religion.

Earlier, (SGPC) today made two unsuccessful attempts in the to stall the film's release tomorrow.

The SGPC made two pleas, one in the morning and then in the afternoon, before the apex court which rejected both of them.

The top court had on April 10 criticised the SGPC, the apex religious body of the Sikhs, for imposing restrictions on the film 'Nanak Shah Fakir' and cleared the decks for its nationwide release scheduled on April 13.

It had said that after the CBFC certification, no group, body, association or individual can create any kind of disturbance in exhibition of the film.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 17:50 IST