'Yaariyan 2:' Actor wears kirpan in ‘objectionable manner’ in movie scene; SGPC raises objection
'Yaariyan 2' controversy: Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) has strongly condemned a Hindi film scene in which an actor is shown wearing a kirpan in an "objectionable manner."
The scene is from the film "Yaariyan 2," whose first song, "Saure Ghar," was released on YouTube by the filmmakers on Sunday. The Sikh body has taken issue with certain of the song's scenes.
SGPC slammed the makers of Yaariyan 2 for these visuals on X (previously known as Twitter). The Sikh body posted images of multiple sequences in which they said the actor was wearing the Sikh Kakaar (symbol of Sikh faith) Kirpan in a "objectionable manner."
"We raise our strong objection to these visuals filmed, published in 'Saure Ghar' song of 'Yaariyan 2' film directed by Radhika Rao & Vinay Sapru @SapruAndRao, as actor is seen wearing Sikh Kakaar (symbol of Sikh faith) Kirpan in a highly objectionable manner which cannot be accepted. This has seriously hurt the religious sentiments of Sikh community across the globe. Only an initiated Sikh has the right to wear Kirpan as per Sikh Code of Conduct of Akal Takht Sahib and the right given by the Constitution of India," the post stated.
We raise our strong objection to these visuals filmed, published in 'Saure Ghar' song of 'Yaariyan 2' film directed by Radhika Rao & Vinay Sapru @SapruAndRao, as actor is seen wearing Sikh Kakaar (symbol of Sikh faith) Kirpan in a highly objectionable manner which cannot be… pic.twitter.com/FZXooNMsoH — Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (@SGPCAmritsar) August 28, 2023
The tweet continues, "This video song is public at the official @YouTube channel of @TSeries, which must take it down with immediate effect. If any other platform is used to publish this video song with the said objectionable scenes must also take it down. We are immediately raising this objection through all channels to the Government and digital platforms."
The SGPC also asked the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to request that the video be removed, and threatened legal action.
"We request @MIB_India and @GoI_MeitY to ensure that this objectionable video or any of such unacceptable scenes of the said film are not cleared for release by the Censor Board of Film Certification. If the videos are not taken down from public view, we shall initiate the legal proceedings are per law for hurting religious sentiments of minority Sikh community."
- With inputs from agencies