NewZNew (New Delhi) : Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee President Sh Manjit Singh G.K today said Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee will fight case on Ban Sikh Jokes in supreme court and will hire battery of top lawyers of the country to seek complete ban on Sikh Jokes in the country. He told that supreme court bench headed by Chief Justice of India Justice T.S.Thakur has today decided that petition of supreme court advocate Ms Harvinder Chaudhry on this topic will be heared with the petition filed by Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee during next date of hearing while hearing her case today.
Committee President Sh Manjit Singh G.K said that Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee has sought services of legal luminaries like Sh Ram Jethmalani, Sr Advocate Justice (Retd) R. S. Sodhi and Sh R. S. Suri Sr Advocate for fighting the case in supreme court for effective presentation of the case before apex court
He demanded the enactment of the law on the pattern of the Anti Bullying Law being practiced in various European countries to stop jokes on racial and religious lines. He told that committee will fight for complete ban on jokes being practiced on all religions and regions like gujrati jokes , bihari jokes and jokes on north eastern regional communities and told that committee has already approached various communities who are facing racial slurs due to such jokes in india to make a grand alliance for fighting case in supreme court and present wider prespective of the case before apex court
President Sh Manjit Singh G.K said that the committee will soon meet union minister of state for home affairs Sh Rijiju t o seek his support for complete ban on such jokes in the country and said that committee will request the union govt for enactment of law on the pattern of central SC/ST act to make such jokes as offence under the law . He said that certain commercial organizations are making huge profit in crores by running websites on sikh jokes etc and defaming the community and demanded complete ban on such jokes immediately .
He said that campaign on ban sikh jokes has received massive support from all section of society cutting across party, religious and regional lines and so far 60,000 persons has signed the petition to support the movement in the country and abroad