Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah: Sikh group demands ban on TV show over portrayal of tenth guru

PTI

Sep,17 2017 11:25 46 IST

Amritsar: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) today demanded an immediate ban on TV serial Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, alleging that it has hurt the sentiments of Sikh community by portraying a series of blasphemous acts.

Tarak Mehta K aOOltah Chashma. Image via Facebook/ Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma.

Dilip Joshi (left) and Disha Vakani in SAB TV's show, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. Image via Facebook/ Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.

In a statement to the media, SGPC chief Kirpal Singh Badungar said the serial had hurt the community by depicting a living character of tenth Sikh Guru Gobind Singh, which was "against the Sikh tenets".

"No actor or any character can equate himself with the tenth Sikh Guru Gobind Singh. Such an act is unpardonable," he said.

The apex religious body of the Sikh warned the channel and the director of the show from showing "blasphemous" content on small screen.