SAD demands ban on Sidhu Musewala’s song, seeks registration of a case against singer and others

Chandigarh/September 20: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today strongly condemned Punjabi singer Sidhu Musewala for showing the great martyr, exceptionally skilled warrior and highly revered Sikh woman Mai Bhago in a bad light in the video of his latest song, even as it asked the state government to immediately ban the song and ensure a stern action against the culprits by registering a criminal case against singer, lyricist and the company for intentionally hurting the feelings of the Sikh community and arresting them as well.

In a statement issued at the party headquarters, SAD’s senior vice president and spokesperson Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema said that Sidhu Musewala has committed a heinous crime by inappropriately mentioning the great Sikh woman Mai Bhago, who was known for rallying 40 Sikhs (Chali Mukte) and bringing them back to fight after they abandoned Shri Guru Gobind Singh at the siege of Anandpur Sahib in his utterly obscene song. “It clearly shows that the singer and his promoters have no knowledge or respect for the great Sikh martyrs as they were just using the pious figures of the glorious Sikh history for their petty commercial gains,” he lamented, adding that a criminal case must be registered against all of them and they should be arrested.

Dr. Cheema also requested the Punjab government to issue appropriate directions to the people working in the entertainment industry about the portraying of Sikh martyrs and warriors in the songs, videos, and films, so that this would not happen in the future.

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