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Dal Khalsa wants ‘Udta Punjab’ released without cuts

Hitting out at the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for raising unnecessary objections over the upcoming film ‘Udta Punjab’, the Dal Khalsa accused the Board of working in a biased and selective manner.

punjab Updated: Jun 09, 2016 11:23 IST
HT Correspondent
The film was about the increasing drug problem that Punjab was facing.
The film was about the increasing drug problem that Punjab was facing.(Photo: Facebook)

Hitting out at the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for raising unnecessary objections over the upcoming film ‘Udta Punjab’, the Dal Khalsa accused the Board of working in a biased and selective manner.

Party spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh, while speaking to Hindustan Times on Wednesday, said that the film, which was supposed to be banned (referring to the film Nanak Shah Fakir), was given a go-ahead by the CBFC, whereas the film, which requires a go-ahead without any cuts, was being held back for “illogical” scrutiny.

They demanded that the film should not be held back and should be released without editing.

The film was about the increasing drug problem that Punjab was facing. It’s a harsh reality and the situation has reached alarming proportions, he said.

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Despite the CM denying their involvement in creating censor trouble for the film, he said the Akalis’ approach towards the drug problem is like a proverb that says “A pigeon closes eyes on seeing a cat, thinking she doesn’t exist”.

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“The negative attitude of the governments in Punjab and at the Centre tells that they had in a way admitted their fault and complicity in worsening the drug problem. Contrary to tall claims, nothing is independent in India whether its CBI, Film Censor Board, the police, security forces and to some extent the judiciary,” he said.

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