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SGPC turns its back on the Sikh Community; Retracts support for SADDA HAQ

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SGPC turns its back on the Sikh Community; Retracts support for SADDA HAQ

Sources: Hindustan Times and Jago Punjab

If news being reported by Indian media agencies is accurate, Avtar Makkar President of the SGPC in a drastic move has decided to pull the carpet out from underneath the Sikh community, artistic freedom and the most fundamental right of freedom of expression.  News agencies are citing Makkar as stating that his initial support was a “mistake”.

makkarWith recent controversy brewing in Punjab over the release and screenings of the film SADDA HAQ, the SGPC President(the governing body of Sikh Gurdwara’s) has joined a campaign of self-censorship.

Unfortunately for some, the news does not necessarily come as a surprise as Makkar has long been accused of being a puppet of the Badal-BJP/Hindutva alliance.  Many even believe that each move appears  to be a calculated ploy to to with the sentiments of community.

Worse yet and of even greater concern, the news comes after the SGPC was critiqued and threatened by KP Gill, more well known as the “Butcherer of Punjab” who stated SADDA HAQ was banned rightfully, since it “glorifies terrorism and, in a way, [is] promoting it”. Gill also added that he would seek the “elimination” of the SGPC since “it doesn’t represent Sikhs in totality.”.

While the censorship and ban on the movie continues in Punjab and other regions of India, North American theatres have been flooded with sold-out shows – indicating a drast contrast between a functioning and non-functioning democracy.

It is important to note that although the tale of 1984 is a controversial one indeed, India’s attempt to surpress the history of a community and control the propaganda has done more harm than good.  Story-telling, dialogue, art and empowerment are integral components of healing and are pivotal in transitioning a grieving and victimized community to a safe, healing environment.

In democracy  freedom of expression and artistic freedom are fundamental to the development, progress and growth of a community.

Show your support for artistic and axpressive freedoms and buy your tickets now.  For a list of North American showtimes, please visit: http://www.kesrirevolution.org

 

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23 Comments

  1. Kanwaljit Singh April 8, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Ya Son of Sardar and Singh is King were not mistakes but this movie is!

  2. Miss Kaur April 8, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Just more proof that Sikh institutions are controlled by Indian intelligence and government. I always knew these fake babay in the Akal takht were nothing but horrible for the kaum. And yes it is very disgusting that they support Singh is king crap and son of Sardar but ban movie about reality? A stupid movie with a “Sardar” swinging his paag and beating people up with the cloth of his turban in a club full of people is supported by these stupid SGpC goons but not Sada haw? (The first scene of son of Sardar is so stupid, I’m referring to it)…. Sikhs need a revolution…. First step should be to get evil corrupt people out of sikh gurdwaras

  3. Mr. Singh April 8, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    It is time we demand the resignation of these fake leaders who don’t have the best interests for the Panth. A new revival is coming, and these political monkey need to step down and get out of the way.

  4. MISS KAUR April 12, 2013 at 1:32 am

    to all THE SIKHS READING THIS…WAKE UP WAKE UP WAKE UP!!! STOP SUPPORTING FAKE LEADERS….LETS NOW START A PETITION FOR DIRTY PEOPLE TO GET OUT OF SGPC AND THE SIRI AKAL TAKHT….COME ON? SIKHS FOR JUSTICE AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS, VASAIKHI IS COMING UP SO THAT MEANS NAGAR KIRTANS WITH BIG CROWDS…LETS START A PETITION…..THIS WOULD BE PROOF OF HOW THE GENERAL SIKH POPULATION FEELS ABOUT THESE FAKE LEADERS, THIS WILL MAKE THEM FEEL ASHAMED, WE GET PETITIONS AGAINST INDIAN GOVERNMENT AND NOW WE WILL GET PETITIONS ABOUT THESE SO CALLED SIKHS….COME ON PEOPLE….WHAT DO YOU THINK??? this will also kind of be funny and make these leaders feel silly and scared and then maybe they will support the movie

  5. MISS KAUR April 12, 2013 at 1:33 am

    we most GET OVERCOME CORRUPTION WITH GURDWARAS

  6. MISS KAUR April 12, 2013 at 1:35 am

    WE MUST***

  7. MISS KAUR April 12, 2013 at 1:37 am

    THE PETITIONS AND THE THOUSANDS OF SIGNATURE OR PERHAPS 100 000 OR MORE CAN BE PROOF OF THE DEMAND OF SIKHS THAT WE WANT THESE DIRTY SCUMBAGS OUT OF SIKH POLITICS ASAP!!!!

    ALSO DHUMA…WHO THE HECK IS THIS GUY….HE IS NO REAL LEADER OF THE DAMDAMI TAKSAL…WE NEED A REAL LEADER, NOT SOME FAKE LITTLE FAT MAN WHO FEEDS LADOOS TO PRAKASH BADAL AND HIS SON…..HE IS AN AGENT! HE USED TO ALSO BE IN SEATTLE, USA,….HE WAS A SPY….(TRUE STORY)

  8. MISS KAUR April 12, 2013 at 1:41 am

    ALSO INDIAN NEW CHANNELS ARE HAVING TALK SHOWS ABOUT SADA HAQ AND THEY ARE INVITING PEOPLE INVOLVED WITH THE FILM AND SHIVE SENA GUESTS TO DISCUSS THE BAN….SOME OF THESE SHIV SENA PEOPLE SAY THE STUPIDEST THINGS…FOR INSTANCE, ONE SHIV SENA KEPT SAYING HOW DARE JAZZY B COMPARES BHAGAT ISNGH TO JAGTAR SINGH HAWARA, ETC. ,ETC…..UMMM DOES HE KNOW THAT BHAGAT SINGH’S SISTER’S SON IN LAW WAS MURDERED BY THE PUNJAB POLICE IN A FAKE ENCOUNTER? CAN SOMEONE TELL THIS PIECE OF SH*T ORGANIZATION THAT BHAGAT SINGH TODAY WOULD NEVER EVER SUPPORT INDIA AND WHAT THEY DID TO SIKHS….PERIOD!

  9. BarbaricHindu April 15, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    I would say that if the movie really displays truth and there is no instance in film that may stroke terrorism then I fully support this movie and it should never be banned. Knowing Indian political establishment, I am pretty sure that movie has no malice in it but it is purely based on facts.

    That said, for people who complain that Shiv Sena taking excecption to Bhagat Singh getting compared to Jagtar Singh. Well, tell you the truth, I think 99% of Indian population doesn’t know how Bhagat Singh’s family was treated in Independent India. I diddnt know that until I saw the thread the other day. Had they known that, support for this movie would come from every quarter of this country but . Righteous knowledge is as important as righteous decision, without knowledge, righteous decision cant be taken. So, while I am no Shiv Sena fan I only blame them for their ignorance not for not supporting this movie.

    Oh yea, Miss Kaur, I will keep my screen name of “BarbaricHindu” as a name given to me by you as I am Hindu after all and Hindus are all Barbaric after, arent they?

  10. BarbaricHindu April 15, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Maybe Sikh Activist wants to post this news too? Looks like A Barbaric Hindu wrote this article and seems to be one more barbaric hindu lauding Pubjabis in comment section, all the way in South India.

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Madurai/punjabi-farmers-turn-madurais-barren-tracts-green/article4557514.ece

  11. MISS KAUR April 18, 2013 at 4:09 am

    i know your only purpose for coming on sikh activist network is to attack me…. you just want to make it seem like hindus are somehow being victimized on this blog…….

    hindu is a very broad term and just because i said something in the past about some practices within the culture and religion being outdated or barbaric, does not mean i said all hindus are barbaric…. anyways, i know you just want me to seem like I’m some sort of racist or discriminatory person because many people on this blog are fans of my posts, you are just here to discredit me or to defame me….say whatever you want, people who visit this blog daily know i always speak the truth…. as a matter of fact, how people behaved in india when they killed sikhs on the streets of delhi and else where was simply barbaric…the army was barbaric in june 1984, rajiv gandhi and his mother were barbaric people, they were heartless pieces of shit and i have absolutely no respect for them, they do not deserve to have shrines and airports and schools named after them, they deserved what they got…end of story!

  12. MISS KAUR April 18, 2013 at 4:13 am

    india is full of barbaric people, from those people who raped that girl in delhi to politicians and police officers, BARBARIC BARBARIC BARBARIC…DONT KNOW WHY YOU GET SO OFFENDED WHEN A WORD IS USED TO DESCRIBE WHAT INDIA REALLY IS….INDIA IS NOT DEMOCRATIC…INDIA IS NOT SAFE, INDIA IS NOT SPIRITUAL…IT IS BARBARIC!!

    TO HARD TO ADMIT? TO HARD TO SEE REALITY? TOO HARD TO ADMIT THE TRUTH? ANY COUNTRY WHERE MILLIONS OF CHILDREN STILL LITERALLY BEG ON THE STREETS IN 2013 AND STARVE TO DEATH AND DIE OF DISEASES…ETC…ETC…IS SIMPLY BARBARIC AND THEY HAVE HORRIBLY FAILED AS A SOCIETY!

  13. MISS KAUR April 18, 2013 at 4:17 am

    LITTLE GIRLS FROM NEPAL BEING SOLD TO SEX BROTHELS IN BENGAL, BOMBAY, DELHI, ETC…. SIMPLY DISTURBING AND VERY VERY VERY VERY WRONG!! DOES ANYONE EVER STAND UP FOR THESE KIDS? NO…MAIN REASON IS THAT PEOPLE LIVE IN AN ILLUSION AND WANT TO BELEIVE INDIA IS NOT BARBARIC BUT REALLY, IT IS! THEY PUSH THESE THINGS AWAY FROM THEIR BRAIN, THEY MAKE THEMSELVES BELIEVE THIS IS JUST HOW THE WORLD IS….BUT NO, THE WORLD SHOULD NOT EVER BE LIKE THIS AND IT IS 2013, WHEN WILL THIS COUNTRY FULL OF SLAVES AND SHEEPS AWAKEN AND LEARN TO PROTECT THEIR OWN CHILDREN?

  14. sunny April 20, 2013 at 2:15 am

    Miss Kaur,

    For a stupid little 16 year old girl you are really brainwashed. Thats ok. We are going to hunt down khalistanis everywhere. They are terrorists as acknowledged by every major country in the world. So you are a terrorist kaum! And terrorist kaums deserve the bullet for bullet policy. As for being barbaric, we are no more or less barbaric than any other country in the world. And towards a terrorist kaum like your we are going to be extra barbaric. Bhullar, Hawara and Rajoana are going to hang…slowly die. Lets see what your terrorist kaum that fights over tables and chairs, conducts honour killings in western countries, commits acts of terror and marries their own sisters for citizenship can do about it.. you little bitch. I am going to watch rajoana, bhullar hang. Gonna grab me a nice bear. Here is a great joke: What do you see under the dastar of an amritdarhi chick? Machiwara da jungle…

  15. sunny April 20, 2013 at 2:18 am

    And who cares if you like hindus. We are a billion strong. Across several continents, infleunced the entire eastern world. Do you think we are worried about some 2 percent little religion somewhere in the punjab? Everything you have ripped off anyways…even your singh and kaur surnames are hindu…hinduism is a civilization along with the 4-5 others…you are not mentioned because you are a sect…who cares? go get some more followers you and jazzy bains are not good enough. Have you ever seen a successful sikh businessmen, scienctist, nobel peace prize winner, philosopher…nope neither have I …hahahah..

  16. MISS KAUR April 20, 2013 at 3:04 am

    threats being made by some lunatic in india…. can sikh activist network take some action against these threats or at least take down the posts or use them as evidence against this person?

    media never seems to talk about these lunatics who threaten sikhs….

    sunny just loves to blah bah

  17. Singh January 17, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    Sunny, another barking hindu dog with only courage online…Lol……go drink some piss bitch boy

    Admin Note: Please refrain from using such derogatory language.

  18. Monica January 24, 2014 at 3:43 am

    Lol I can’t even deal with this stupidity. Yah I am Hindu and no I’m not a barking dog before you refer to me as one since you lack in your word choice area. Yah 1984 was a huge deal and it affected many people but do you guys ever think of the consequences these campaigns could lead to ? My mom teaches yoga at a gurudwara and just today she had to listen to speeches being made regarding “bahmams killed our people on the 1984 and we should respond back in the same manner” in front of countless number of kinds !!! Ms kaur ill call that barbaric. So much for fighting for justice in a peaceful manner ( something your own gurus preach about ). So Sikhs can form an extremist group (Khalistan) to protect their own religious identity but When Hindus form an extremist group for themselves (shiv Sena) we’re looked upon differently ? Like it makes no bloody sense. We all can pull out facts or stats about how many Sikhs were killed in 1984 but does anyone acknowledge the crime that happened to some Hindus during Jarnail sings campaign ?? Yah surprising .. I know. It did happen. And I’ll gladly give u all the “numbers” for your rowdy asses.
    Sunny – lol stop posting irrelevant comments. Your an immature kid and your comments don’t really make you sound like a “thug” rather it makes you sound like an illiterate. We all get plenty of water here in Canada so we don’t have to resort to drinking piss whereas some kids in Africa do not have access to water and actually do drink their own piss to survive.

  19. Monica January 24, 2014 at 3:44 am

    Sorry Singh ** not sunny

  20. Singh January 24, 2014 at 5:02 am

    Admin Note: Singh, consider this your final warning, please refrain from using such insulting language towards others, otherwise you will be blocked.

    Hahaha @ this silly cunt. Please enlighten us as to your propagandist “numbers.” “Extremism” LOL, when your not given your own rights, what else is left to do but demand a separate country? Your little kuthi mother indira had the attack on golden temple planned years in advance. Took an army of thousands colluding with the USSR and the UK to take down less then 200 SINGHS. You should be ashamed of yourself. Silly cunt

  21. Monica January 24, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Lol yah totally I should be ashamed of something I wasn’t even part of. I wasn’t even born then. But no I totally get it I should be ashamed of my grandparents who gave shelter to the Sikhs when they needed help I should also be totally ashamed when my dads friend ( who was a Hindu ) tried saving his Sikh friends and got killed. I sure am totally ashamed

  22. Hi January 25, 2014 at 12:37 am

    Funny

  23. Jatinder January 25, 2014 at 12:41 am

    I would like to apologize to the innocent victims of such harsh language that my community has been fired up with. Being a Sikh I’m displeased and angry at my own com for being so terror drived. I have lived in India during 1984 and if it was not for people like Monica ……my family and I would have not survived. Yes the Indian government was at fault for this event but I will till this date never blame my Hindu brothers and sisters.
    Because of them I have survived….. and in the process of keepin my family safe they had lost their own child and never did they once point a finger at us!!!!!!

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