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.
“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:
The survivors of Sikh genocide of 1984 have sent a legal notice to the makers of ‘Grahan’ web series for twisting the facts and the narrative of the genocide. Victims have said that it has hurt their sentiments. #BanGrahanWebSeries— Amaan (@amaanbali) June 23, 2021
Sikhs have been misrepresented which is very wrong. It should not be ignored. This issue should be taken into consideration.We won’t allow you to release this series. @DisneyPlusHS stop its release immediately.#Grahan#BanGrahanWebSeries pic.twitter.com/TBigobZjsp— ☬ਮਾਝੇ ਆਲੇ ਭਾਊ☬🌾 love_mahal💖🚜 (@Lovemahal16) June 23, 2021
Through this series #SikhGenocide1984— Ramanpreet Kaur (@stubbornkhosa) June 23, 2021
Attempts are being made to give a different direction to the Sikhs, which is not acceptable to any Sikh.
Some issues are so delicate that touching them is like scratching a wound. As a victim of the 1984 Sikh genocide family, I demand a ban on this web series.#BanGrahanWebSeries pic.twitter.com/1SIiP3ONTt— The Warrior (@HKSidhuNF1984) June 23, 2021
In every way our history, our heritage, our rights are being taken away. This webseries, which are distorting the truth, show that it is the Sikhs who have committed the massacre. These are the culprits….. @SGPCAmritsar#BanGrahanWebSeries pic.twitter.com/LpQQ1gLuxe— ☬ਮਾਝੇ ਆਲੇ ਭਾਊ☬🌾 love_mahal💖🚜 (@Lovemahal16) June 23, 2021
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.
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