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Punjab government bans controversial Gurmeet Ram Rahim starrer 'MSG'
With the protests becoming louder and emotions rising high, the banning of controversial film Starring Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim by the Punjab government has been welcomed by the Sikhs and intellectuals of Jaipur. Keeping in view the heightened security threats, the Punjab government decided to ban with immediate effect the screening of film Messenger of God in the state.

"It is a wise step of the Punjab government to ban the controversial film since its screening would have led to violent clashes between the Sacha Sauda Dera followers and Sikhs because of the unresolved tensions created by earlier controversies by the Dera chief and the fresh ones created by the film. Sikhs were angry with the Dera chief for having dressed like Guru Gobind Singh earlier and the release of the film would have created the law and order problem in the state," said a Sikh in Jaipur who practices law.

A private university professor and social scientist said, "The promotional coverage of the film is indicative that it glorifies the controversial and tainted godman, who is undergoing CBI inquiry besides promoting obscurantism and unbecoming song called Love Charger."

In Punjab, majority of Sikhs and Hindus have hailed the ban decision that covers both exhibition and viewing to preserve peace and social harmony in the state.

People had felt that the screening of the controversial film has been rightfully banned amid serious law and order concerns and likely communal clashes.

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