Sikhs protest against news channel over use of Panj Piyaray

Jalandhar, Punjab: The Sikh Talmel Committee, along with several other Sikh organisations, today laid siege to the Guru Nanak Mission chowk allegedly against a news channel for airing objectionable content against the religion. As per the protesters, the news channel telecast a programme in which it named five Indian team cricketers as “Panj Pyare”.

Traffic came to a standstill at the chowk for over half an hour. Senior police officials reached the spot to pacify the protesters.

Despite the police requests, protesters sat on dharna and demanded registration of an FIR against the channel.

Harpal Singh of the Sikh Talmel Committee said the channel had hurt the sentiments of the Sikh community at large and the police should register a case of hurting religious sentiments. Meanwhile, the news channel representative produced an apology from the channel, which was accepted by the protesters and they put off their protest.

Source: The Tribune

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