Anurag Kashyap’s Sacred Games landed in heat ones again, a scene from the show which sees Saif Ali Khan throwing away his ‘Kada’ has upset Delhi spokesperson for the BJP, Tajinder Singh Bagga. He has filed a police complaint against Kashyap for “intentionally hurting Sikh sentiments by adding a scene which disrespects Sikh religious symbol Kada”
Saif Ali Khan’s character, police inspector Sartaj Singh can be seen removing his ‘kada’ and throwing it into the sea after his faith in his father and his principles is shattered. However, the series is directed by two filmmakers and Kashyap wasn’t part of Saif’s crew which is directed by Masaan director Neeraj Ghaywan.
Other than Bagga, Akali Dal leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa also asked the makers to have the scene removed from the episode. He requested Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javedkar to take legal action against Netflix in a series on tweets online.
The complaint read, “Kada is considered as a revered and integral part of Sikh religion and it is treated with utmost respect and faith,” Bagga said in his written police complaint. “The accused deliberately and intentionally depicted the scene in his web series with sole intention of insulting and outraging religious feelings of the people belonging to the Sikh community to promote disharmony, enmity, hatred and ill-will between different religious groups to provoke breach of peace by giving provocation and to severally insult the religious beliefs of the Sikhs,”
Reports suggest Tajinder Singh Bagga registered a complaint under section 295-A (damaging sacred object), 153, 153-A (attack on religion), 504 (provocation to break peace) and 505 (spreading rumours) IPC and Information Technology Act.