BJP Leaders File Complaint Against Anurag Kashyap Over Netflix series “Sacred Games”

BJP leaders file police complaints against Anurag Kashyap for alleging hurting sentiments of Sikhs through his web series ”Sacred Games”.

Delhi BJP lawmaker and  head of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) Manjinder Singh Sirsa  from Rajouri Garden accused Kashyap  of “disrespecting” Sikh and Hindu sentiments through portrayals in the web series directed by him.

Sirsa said he had complained to the Information and Broadcasting minister against Mr Kashyap demanding “strict action against him”.

“We cannot let Bollywood stars play with our religious faiths & sentiments. I warn Anurag Kashyap; he should at least study the scriptures of Sikhs & Hindus before he portrays the characters so negatively in his projects just for entertainment or sensationalization,” Sirsa said in a statement.

The Delhi BJP Spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga has also  filed a complaint against Mr Kashyap at Parliament Street police station for “insulting” Sikh sentiments.

“I filed a complaint at Parliament Street police station against Sacred Games director Anurag Kashyap for disrespecting Sikh Kakaars. In a scene of Sacred Games, a Sikh character played by Saif Ali Khan threw his Kara which is one of the Kakaars revered by the Sikhs,” Bagga said.

Kakaars is one of the religious symbols adopted by Sikhs. They include Kesh (uncut air), Kangha (comb), Kara(metal bangle), Kachera (cotton loincloth) and Kirpan (iron dagger).

Source : Various