" The then prime minister, Indira Gandhi, was shot dead by her two Sikh body guards at her official residence in New Delhi October 31, 1984, blaming her for the launch of Operation Bluestar on the Golden Temple complex, the holiest of Sikh shrines, in Amritsar in June 1984."
Chandigarh, Aug 16 - The Punjab Youth Congress (PYC) Saturday strongly opposed the permission granted for the screening of the controversial Punjabi movie 'Kaum de Heere', saying it glorifies the assassins of former prime minister Indira Gandhi.

In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, PYC president Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary said it was unfortunate that a movie that glorifies and glamourises Indira Gandhi's assassins and terrorism was being allowed to be screened in Punjab and other parts of the country.

This does not portend well for the hard earned peace in Punjab as it seeks to glorify, glamourise and revive terrorism in Punjab. I wonder how can such a film with such questionable content be cleared for release by the film Censor Board of India, Chaudhary said in his letter.

He warned that if the permission for the film's screening is not withdrawn, Punjab Youth Congress activists will stage protests across Punjab and prevent its release and screening.

The government shall be responsible for any law and order issue that may crop up, he said.

The then prime minister, Indira Gandhi, was shot dead by her two Sikh body guards at her official residence in New Delhi October 31, 1984, blaming her for the launch of Operation Bluestar on the Golden Temple complex, the holiest of Sikh shrines, in Amritsar in June 1984.

The film is based on the assassins of Indira Gandhi.


comments powered by Disqus
Read more on:
 

PERMALINK

http://www.nerve.in/news:2535002396612
You can quote the permanent link above for a direct link to the story. We do not archive or expire our news stories.


STORY OPTIONS
  Email this story to a friend
  XML feed for India


 
COPYRIGHTS INFORMATION
All rights reserved for news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.
Contact Nerve Staff for any feedback, corrections and omissions in news stories.
 

All rights reserved for the news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.