SC re­fuses to block re­lease of Nanak film

The Free Press Journal - - NATION -

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Mon­day re­fused to stay the re­lease of re­gional film "Nanak Shah Fakir" based on the life of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev, say­ing the Con­sti­tu­tion al­lows film­mak­ers to make any movie as long as it does not im­pinge on sec­u­lar­ism.

Re­fus­ing to in­ter­fere with its last week's or­der di­rect­ing the states to en­sure that no ob­struc­tion was caused in the re­lease and screen­ing of the film, a bench of Chief Jus­tice Di­pak Misra, Jus­tice A.M. Khan­wilkar and Jus­tice D.Y. Chan­drachud said: "As long as the film does not den­i­grate Sikhism and it only seeks to glo­rify Guru Nanak Dev we will not in­ter­fere..."

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