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SGPC alleges Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma hurt Sikh sentiments, demands ban

PTI
Published : Sep 17, 2017, 10:17 am IST
Updated : Sep 17, 2017, 5:41 pm IST

It has allegedly hurt the community by depicting a living character of tenth Sikh Guru Gobind Singh, which was

'Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chasma' is one of the longest-running TV shows in India.
 'Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chasma' is one of the longest-running TV shows in India.

Amritsar: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Saturday demanded an immediate ban on TV serial 'Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma', alleging that it has hurt the sentiments of the Sikh community by portraying a series of blasphemous acts.

In a statement to the media, SGPC chief Kirpal Singh Badungar said the serial had hurt the community by depicting a living character of tenth Sikh Guru Gobind Singh, which was "against the Sikh tenets".

"No actor or any character can equate himself with the tenth Sikh Guru Gobind Singh. Such an act is unpardonable," he said.

The apex religious body of the Sikh warned the channel and the director of the show from showing "blasphemous" content on small screen.

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Location: India, Punjab, Amritsar