Ban Grahan WebSeries trending on Twitter: The series has hurt the religious sentiments of the Sikh community, Read here to know more


Grahan Web Series: Disney + Hotstar is coming up with another mysterious and intriguing web series, ‘Grahan‘, which revolves around the riots that took place in 1984 after the assassination of PM Indira Gandhi. Directed by Ranjan Chandel, the show is based on the popular novel ‘Chaurasi‘ by Satya Vyas. The series has been made under the banner of JAR pictures and produced by Ajay G. Rai. It is a heart wrenching story of father-daughter, portraying some of the darkest secrets of Indian history that have been buried with our fierce prime minister Indira Gandhi.

However, Social media-Twitterati demands a ban on this show. Keep reading the article to know why #BanGrahanWebSeries is trending.

#BanGrahanWebSeries: Know the reason

Bibi Jagir Kaur, the President of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has demanded a ban of the show becuase it portrays the sikh character in an “objectionable manner.” The series is scheduled to be released tomorrow, i.e, June 24 on Disney+Hotstar.

The president gave her justification to the press on Monday saying,

“A Sikh character has been portrayed in an objectionable manner in a web series called Grahan based on the 1984 Sikh genocide. In the web series, the charge of Sikh genocide is being levelled against a Sikh character which is highly condemnable and fabricated.”

“A legal notice has been sent by a witness of the genocide Nirpreet Kaur to Ajay G Rai, producer of ‘Grahan’ web series and Sunil Ryan, head and president of Disney+Hotstar. The SGPC also supports this notice,” she said.

She also said, “Through this web series, work is being done to rub salt on the wounds of Sikhs which would hurt the Sikh sentiments. Such films also hurt the communal harmony in society. Therefore, the government should enact strict Information Technology (IT) rules to curb such sensitive and objectionable trends.”

“A legal action would be taken if this show comes out”

Bibi Jagir Kaur warned the producer of the series that if the show releases, a legal action would be taken against them by SGPC. She is strongly against the Sikh character shown in the series, It is not acceptable to the Sikh community. She said the Sikhs could never tolerate a replica of the Golden temple anywhere in the world.

Kaur said,

“With such actions, some people are deliberately trying to provoke the Sikh sentiments. Such acts cannot be tolerated and should be stopped immediately. Strict action should be taken against the culprits so that no one could play with the Sikh sentiments.”

BanGrahanWebSeries on Twitter

Check out the tweets below:

SGPC demands immediate ban on Grahan-web series based on the incidents of 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Will it be released after this controversy? Stay tuned.

Also read: Pavan Malhotra and Zoya Hussain to star in ‘Grahan’. Check out the release date, cast, plot, and where to watch the upcoming web series on 1984 riots!

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