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Delhi also bans Sadda Haq

PTI  New Delhi, April 05, 2013
First Published: 20:25 IST(5/4/2013) | Last Updated: 20:27 IST(5/4/2013)

After Punjab, Delhi Friday banned the screening of Punjabi film Sadda Haq, based on real-life events during the Khalistan movement.


A senior police official said Lieutenant Governor Tejinder Khanna issued the ban order under Section 13 of Cinematography Act to maintain communal harmony.

Section 13 gives power to the Lieutenant Governor to suspend the exhibition of a film if he feels that it could cause breach of peace.

The Punjab government too put a ban on the film to "maintain communal harmony" in the state on Thurday night.

Sadda Haq (Our right), according to actor-producer Kuljinder Sidhu, is based on the dark days of militancy in Punjab and is an attempt to portray what prompted young men in the state to tread the path of terrorism.

Sidhu also plays the film's lead role, a hockey player-turned-militant.

The film has faced criticism that it seeks to glorify the Khalistani movement and militant leaders like Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale.

Sidhu's brother was killed in an encounter with security forces in Punjab in 1992.

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