Punjab Bans Controversial Film 'MSG' Starring Dera Sacha Sauda Chief

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    Chandigarh: The Punjab government today decided to ban with immediate effect the screening of the controversial film "MSG: The Messenger of God" in view of reports of tension in several parts of the state and outside over trailers of the movie which stars Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the chief of religious sect Dera Sacha Sauda.

    "The screening of the film is likely to evoke strong emotional reactions leading to public display of conflicting emotions. The government cannot allow the chain of actions and reactions to pose a threat to peace and social harmony of the state," a press statement from the government today said.
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    The decision follows protests yesterday in towns and cities across north India, including Delhi, over the film which, Sikh groups allege, "glorifies" the Dera leader who has several criminal cases against him. They have also alleged that Ram Rahim's dialogues in the trailers of the film are provocative and appear to challenge Sikhs.

    On Friday, the police alongwith central paramilitary forces held flag marches in Amritsar, Bathinda and Ferozepur to maintain law and order. In Gurgaon in neighbouring Haryana, police made preventive detentions fearing clashes between the Dera chief's followers and protesters ahead of the film's premiere which was eventually not screened.

    Members of Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal also protested yesterday outside the BJP headquarters in Delhi, demanding a ban on the film, which has been controversially cleared by the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal. The Akali Dal is an ally of the ruling BJP and participates in the government at the Centre.

    Sikh organisations and the Dera Sachcha Sauda have been at loggerheads ever since Gurmeet Ram Rahim, the chief of the sect, appeared in an attire similar to that of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh guru, in 2007 triggering a major controversy.

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    Re: Punjab Bans Controversial Film 'MSG' Starring Dera Sacha Sauda Chi

    Who the hell is funding such comie films?
     
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    I was so looking forward to this masterpiece which will transform not just Indian cinema but the world as well.:rofl::rofl::p
     
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    Re: Punjab Bans Controversial Film 'MSG' Starring Dera Sacha Sauda Chi

    congrats @Singh now you vote for sad in Delhi elections if and when they put their candidate
     
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    As expected, BJP appeases Sikhs by having it banned in Punjab and the CBFC is cleansed. :pound:
     
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    Re: Punjab Bans Controversial Film 'MSG' Starring Dera Sacha Sauda Chi

    By the way is it allowed to promote a frlim of DFI.Some member is freely promoting buy posting its trailer

    And if this picture has no such values then why is DFI resources begin wasted on it
     

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