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Aussie Sikhs Hold Protest Against Nanak Shah Fakir Movie In Melbourne

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Source: http://singhstation.net/2015/04/aussie-sikhs-hold-protest-against-nanak-shah-fakir-movie-in-melbourne/

Melbourne (Australia) – Hundereds of Sikhs staged a peaceful protest demonstration demanding a ban on the proposed release of controversial movie titled ‘Nanak Shah Fakir‘ yesterday on 12th April for allegedly hurting religious sentiments..

The demonstrations took place outside Village Cinemas in Sunshine plaza complex. The protestors including men, women and kids were holding placards and posters that were well explaining their ideology behind their opposition. They also raised slogans against the movie demanding ban on its screening across the country.

Sikh protestors also submitted a memorandum to the Cinema authorities stating reasons why the movie should not be screened in Australia.

Village Cinema Management has advised that they will respond to the protesters advising whether they will continue with the movie screening or not.

The protestors have also warned that if Cinema authorities will not take down the movie off screening that more intensive protests will take place.

It is to be notified that Sikh community in Australia have also previously submitted a petition to Attorney General Hon’ George Brandis against the proposed release of this movie in Australian cinemas and it was supported by signed letters by various registered Sikh organisations as well.

Click here to view more pictures of the protest

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