After the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), the mini-Parliament of Sikhs --- Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) --- has moved the Supreme Court seeking a ban on sardar jokes.
“We have moved the apex court that has fixed a hearing on March 15,” said SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar in a release.
The Supreme Court is already hearing a public interest litigation which seeks ban on jokes that target Sikhs. The PIL was filed by Sikh lawyer Harvinder Chowdhury in December last year.
The PIL claimed that such jokes ‘portray the Sikhs as a low-intellect community’.
The petitioner has demanded that the government must intervene and remove all such jokes from websites.