Pro-Khalistani group distributes 'Sadda Haq' in Canada

Sadda HaqSadda Haq, which revolves around militancy era in Punjab, and has been banned by the state government.

Punjabi film 'Sadda Haq', which revolves around militancy era in Punjab and has been banned by the state government "to maintain communal harmony", is being promoted and distributed in Canada by Canadian Sikh Coalition a pro-Khalistani organisation. This, when makers of the film have claimed that it is a balanced movie, which does not further any particular ideology or movement.

The Canadian Sikh Coalition, however, is batting for the film not only on its official website but also on its Facebook page where it projects itself as a "political organisation".

On March 1, its official website uploaded a post, which began with: "The Canadian Sikh Coalition is proud to announce that it has formed a partnership with the team behind the film 'Sada (sic) Haq' and will be the official distributor for the film in Canada. The film is a revealing and truthful account of the period of militancy in Punjab that spanned the 1980s and 1990s. It brings forward the conditions of the Punjab and its population and role of the central government in orchestrating what would be a genocidal campaign against the Sikh population."

While criticising the Censor Board ban on the film, the post stated that as per Canadian Sikh Coalition Director Parvkar Singh Dulai, "watching this film brings another element into the struggle for sovereignty within the Sikh community".

It added: "...It is more important than ever for the Sikh community to find creative and diplomatic means to pursue its freedoms and independence from the Indian Union as every aspect of life, including the most basic liberties that are guaranteed to every human being, are at the discretion of discriminatory elitists within the Indian Union. The film "Sada (sic) Haq" will be a strong introduction into what will hopefully become a worldwide educational and informational platform that the Sikh community can use to further their aspirations".

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