‘Sacred Games 2’ season has landed in a fresh row over a scene that allegedly hurts the sentiments of Sikhs. After Shiromani Akali Dal leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa expressed his fury over the controversial scene, now Bharatiya Janata Party leader Tajinder Bagga has also filed a complaint against one of the directors, Anurag Kashyap, demanding that a First Information Report be registered against him. Bagga, who is the Spokesperson of the Delhi unit of BJP, claimed that the makers ‘deliberately’ depicted the scene to ‘outrage’ the religious feelings of the Sikh community.
In the second season of ‘Sacred Games’ that premiered on Netflix on August 15, Saif Ali Khan, who plays a Sikh police officer, is seen throwing the ‘Kada’, an ornament of religious significance worn on his right wrist, into the sea.
In his complaint filed at a New Delhi police station, Tajinder Bagga stated, “The accused has deliberately and intentionally depicted a scene in which a character belonging to the Sikh community removes his KADA and throws it away in a disrespectful and insulting manner.”
The note further read, “KADA is considered as a revered and integral part of Sikh religion and it is treated with utmost respect and faith. It is a part of the five Kakaars, which is quintessential for Sikhs. The accused abovenamed has intentionally and deliberately depicted the aforesaid scene in his abovementioned web series, with the sole intention of insulting and outraging religious feelings of the people belonging to the Sikh community to promote disharmony, enmity, hatred and ill-will between religious groups, to provoke breach of peace by giving provocation and to severally insult the religious beliefs of Sikhs.” (sic)
Apart from the registration of an FIR against Kashyap, Bagga also requested the authorities to “direct the accused to forthwith delete the above scene from his aforesaid web series and take most stringent penal action against accused Anurag Kashyap.”
Earlier Shiromani Akali Dal leader Sirsa had also echoed the same feelings, accusing Kashyap of disrespecting the sentiments of Sikhs and deliberately inserting the scene into the film. “A KADA is not an ordinary ornament. It's the pride of Sikhs & a blessing of Guru Sahib," he had tweeted.
I wonder why Bollywood continues to disrespect our religious symbols! Anurag Kashyap deliberatly puts this scene in #SacredGamesS2 where Saif Ali Khan throws his Kada in sea! A KADA is not an ordinary ornament. It’s the pride of Sikhs & a blessing of Guru Sahib @NetflixIndia @ANI pic.twitter.com/c2KMbJVrwA— Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) August 19, 2019
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