Village Cinemas stops release of Punjabi movie ‘Dastaan E Miri Piri’ after protests

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By SAT News Desk

MELBOURNE, 3 June 2019: New Punjabi movie ‘Dastaan e Miri Piri’ scheduled to release at the Village Cinemas, Sunshine on 5th June has been stopped in Victoria after protests by members of the Sikh community.

Members of the Sikh community yesterday (2 June) demonstrated against the animation film outside the Village Cinema, Sunshine but disbursed after Victoria Police intervention and promise to look into the matter.

A meeting was held today with Victoria police representatives, protesters and Village cinema authorities and it was decided not to release the movie, say informed community members. Though the movie release announcement is still on the Village Cinemas website.

Dastaan e Miri Piri, directed by Vinod Lanjewar with classification M (Animated violence) depicts the sixth Sikh Guru Hargobind ji, in violation of the long-standing principle that Sikh Gurus should not be depicted in any visual form, still or moving.

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