Sikh our bodies justify ban on KTV in UK for ‘instigating’ violence

Sikh our bodies justify ban on KTV in UK for ‘instigating’ violence

Tribune Information Service

Amritsar, June 23

The revocation of “Khalsa Tv” (KTV) within the UK earlier this week on the allegations of breaching broadcast norms by propagating Khalistan with content material prone to “encourage or incite the fee of a criminal offense or result in dysfunction”, has stirred a debate.

Sikh leaders believed that the motion on KTV was justified if its contents incited violence.

Former Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (DSGMC) chief Manjit Singh GK stated, “If the fallout on KTV is the end result of instigating violence, then the motion by the British broadcast regulatory authorities is right. I used to be bodily assaulted in New York and Yuba cites throughout my visits as DSGMC president in August 2018, wherein the abroad components have been behind it. I had pleaded within the New York court docket and received justice.”

Gurpreet Singh, director, United Sikhs, stated, “The UK regulatory authorities may need noticed some objectionable content material by the KTV that it needed to go to the extent of banning it,” he stated.

Chief Khalsa Diwan’s president Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar stated, “If the KTV propagated violence, then the UK authorities’ choice is justified. I imagine that the administration ought to have been warned primarily somewhat than shutting it down as a result of it catered to a wider viewers abroad.”

Dal Khalsa chief Kanwarpal Singh Bittu whose twitter and fb account have been disabled for posting the images of Akal Takht sponsored programmes honouring the kin of militants stated, “Propagation of Khalistan in a peaceable method was justified as we do by conducting peaceable protests, however we by no means approve any violence,” he stated.

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