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Sikh youth protest against Singh Is Kinng

August 08, 2008 15:13 IST

Sikh youth pelted stones at a local theatre in Amritsar [Images], Punjab, which was screening the film, Singh is Kinng, alleging that the film depicts the community in a distorted manner.

The youth -- about 25 of them -- were carrying the portrait of slain militant leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwala and were armed with naked swords. They pelted stones at the Annam theatre in a bid to disrupt the show but the timely arrival of the police foiled their attempts. As soon as the police arrived, the youth fled the scene and the show continued without any further disruption.

Security personnel have been deployed in strength at Annam as well as Rialto, another theatre screening Singh Is Kinng [Images].

The film got a green signal from the Delhi [Images] Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) after it asked producer Vipul Shah to insert a disclaimer and an apology at the beginning of the film.

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