The Akal Takht has formed a 21-member censor body that will review any content related to Sikhism before screening.
The Akal Takht has formed a 21-member censor body that will review any content related to Sikhism before screening.(Photo: Erum Gour/The Quint)
  • 1. What is the Akal Takht?
  • 2. What Was the Controversy Around Nanak Shah Fakir?
  • 3. Do Religious Institutions Have the Power to Make...
  • 4. What Is the CBFC? What Is Its Jurisdiction?
  • 5. Are Religious Bodies Encroaching into the CBFC's...
Hey Akal Takht, Here’s Why You Cannot Form a Censor Board

In light of the Nanak Shah Fakir controversy, the Akal Takht has formed a 21-member censor body that will review any content related to Sikhism before screening. The Takht has ruled that it is ‘mandatory’ for filmmakers to get its approval.

But can the Takht really make such ‘mandatory’ rules?

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