SCREEN­ING TO CON­TINUE: SC

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - HTPUNJAB -

NEWDELHI: The Supreme Court on Mon­day made it clear that its in­terim or­der per­mit­ting the re­lease of movie “Nanak Shah

Fakir”, based on the life of the first guru of the Sikhs, will re­main op­er­a­tional.

A bench headed by Chief Jus­tice Di­pak Misra said it will hear on May 8 the sub­mis­sion and the counter on be­half of the film pro­ducer and the Shi­ro­mani Gur­d­wara Par­band­hak Com­mit­tee (SGPC), the apex Sikh re­li­gious body, on the same.

The movie has al­ready been re­leased in the coun­try, ex­cept in Pun­jab, se­nior ad­vo­cate RS Suri, ap­pear­ing for the pro­ducer, told the bench, which also com­prised Jus­tices AM Khan­wilkar and DY Chan­drachud.

The bench said the fun­da­men­tal is­sue was to see whether the life of Guru Nanak has been por­trayed in the right man­ner or not. Se­nior ad­vo­cate PS Pat­walia, ap­pear­ing for the SGPC, re­ferred to the 2003 no­ti­fi­ca­tion of the apex Sikh body that had cat­e­gor­i­cally stated that no per­son can be al­lowed to por­tray the life of Sikh gu­rus, their fam­ily mem­bers and the Panj Pyaras.

The top court had on April 10 slammed SGPC for im­pos­ing re­stric­tions on the film and had cleared the decks for its na­tion­wide re­lease sched­uled on

April 13.

which is avail­able with HT, Mehta said the first sub-com­mit­tee, com­pris­ing him, SGPC se­nior vice-pres­i­dent Raghu­jit Singh Virk and Roop Singh, re­jected the ini­tial ver­sion of the

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