New Delhi, India (April 26, 2013): According to information available with Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) the Supreme of India has lifted the ban from much awaited Punjabi film – Sadda Haq. The movie has been cleared by the SCI to be screened in the Cinemas across India, including the states that had banned it.
The movie is based on the events of post-1984 to mid-1990s in Punjab. It tells the untold story of police atrocities suffered by the people of Punjab during 1980s-90s.
The movie was banned by Punjab Government led by Parkash Singh Badal and his son Sukhbir Badal under pressure from high-ups in Punjab police, who had feared that the movie could expose their black deeds.
The producers of the movie tried to convince Punjab government to review their decision to ban the movie but the situation turned worse when the neighbouring states of Haryana, Delhi, Chandigarh and Jammu & Kashmir also banned the movie.
As a last resort actor-cum-producer Kuljinder Sidhu moved the Supreme court of India against the ban. The Supreme Court issued a notice to the concerned states on April 11. The states filed their reply on April 24. On April 25 the Supreme court heard the arguments from both sides and decided to form a penal to review the movie.
On April 26 (today) the screening of the movie was held in Court Room number 15, where the judges of the SCI bench and senior lawyers watched the movie.
As per recent information shared by Sadda Haq team on their facebook fans page, the ban has been lifted by the Supreme Court of India.