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Sikh jokes may be banned by Supreme Court

Are You Also One Of Those Who Laugh Out Loud On Jokes Based On Sikhs And Sardars? If Yes, Then It’s Time To Question Yourself Their Aptness And What Impact They Leave On A Community Of Over 1 Crore People.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aman Dwivedi | Updated on: 04 Jan 2016, 07:26:25 PM

New Delhi:

Are you also one of those who laugh out loud on jokes based on Sikhs and Sardars? If yes, then it’s time to question yourself their aptness and what impact they leave on a community of over 1 crore people.

While the Sikh communities have shown maturity to not to be offended by such jokes but there are some who take them otherwise.

Supreme court agreed to examine a PIL which seeks to ban jokes on Sikhs and Sardars after the petitioner, Sikh lawyer Harvinder Chowdhury, claimed that such jokes are a violation of a Sikh’s right to equality, and an attack on the dignity of the community.

The petition demands the Ministries of Telecom and Information and Broadcasting should either ban the websites, or direct them to remove such jokes since “they tend to portray the Sardar community as people of low intellect”.

So, if the court decides in favour of the petition, there may no jokes based on Sikh community.

The bench said that matter will be heard along with the petition of the DSGMC.

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First Published : 04 Jan 2016, 10:00:00 AM