A legal notice has been to the makers of Paatal Lok for portraying Sikhs negatively.
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After members of the Gorkha community filed a complaint with the NHRC for using foul and derogatory language against a Nepali woman, it was the turn of a BJP MLA who filed a complaint against it for hurting Hindu sentiments.
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Now, even before Anushka Sharma comes to terms with what is happening, it is the turn of Akali Dal leader Majinder S Sirsa. He has sent a legal notice to its creators for hurting the sentiments of Sikhs by showing them as rapists.
In his tweet he said, “We have sent a legal notice to Amazon & directors Mr Avinash Arun and Mr Prosit Roy for hurting the sentiments of Sikhs by showing Sikhs as rapists through their controversial serial #PatalLok.
We have sent a legal notice to Amazon & directors Mr Avinash Arun and Mr Prosit Roy for hurting the sentiments of Sikhs by showing Sikhs as rapists through their controversial serial #PatalLok@PrimeVideoIN @amazonIN @AnushkaSharma @prosit_roy @ANI @republic @thetribunechd pic.twitter.com/qbFnz0a4qv— Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) May 29, 2020
It is alleged that in particular scene, a Sikh is raping an elderly woman in front of other members of the community. As per Sirsa, it has “clandestinely denigrated the image of Sikhs all over the world”.
Terming the rape scene an “illegal and unlawful abuse of culture and faith” the legal notice states that the scene is “nothing but a mere abuse of religious sentiments of the Sikh community”.
It is now sought that the rape scene be deleted within just 24 hours. It is further sought that the filmmakers unconditionally apologise to the Sikh Sangat.
If the makers do not honour the demands of the legal notice, the senders will file civil and criminal proceedings against them.
The story of the series is written by Sudip Sharma, Sagar Haveli, Hardik Mehta and Gunjit Chopra and directed by Avinash Arun and Prosit Roy.
Earlier, a few netizens were upset with the movie and had called for its boycott.
The viewers had even shared the videos and photos of a Hindu priest abusing two men, while a politician eats non-veg food with Hindu gods in the background
Anushka was even trolled for using imagery of Hindus as villains for her commercial gain following which #boycottpaatallok and #BoycottAmazon had trended on Twitter.
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Last Updated May 29, 2020, 7:18 PM IST