Sikh Students’ AISSF Protests ’31st October’ Film


Karnail Singh Peer Mohammad, All India Sikh Students Federation President, has come out against the screening of upcoming movie ‘31st October’.

‘31st October’ is based on the anti-Sikh massacres of 1984.  The movie is scheduled to hit screens worldwide on October 7.

Stating the reason behind his discontent, Peer Mohammad said that the movie is more focused on portraying the achievements of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi rather than the massacre of innocent Sikhs by Hindu mobs.

The story of the movie, based on a true incident, revolves around the tragedy of a Sikh family whose chief ‘Sardaar Ji’ gets killed by the Hindu mobs and his wife (played by Soha Ali Khan) had to face severe problems with her three children.  Most of the movie has been shot in Ludhiana area.

Mohammad alleged that the Director Shivaji Lotan Patil has tried to portray the genocide of Sikhs as communal riots between two communities which was totally wrong.  Seeking SGPC’s interference in the matter, Peer Mohammad said that he would launch an agitation to stop the movie from hitting cinema screens.

It is pertinent to note here that the movie ‘31st October’ was given green signal by the Central Board of Film Certification with 9 changes to the movie.

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