Aggrieved by the filming of a controversial movie on Guru Nanak, the Sikh community on Saturday barred Indian High Commissioner Ajay Basariya and his wife from entering the Gurdwara Panja Sahib in Hasanabdal.
Pakistan’s Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee and Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) authorities confirmed that protesting Sikhs refused entry to the visiting envoy and his wife.
Sikhs from all over the world are enraged over the Indian SC’s verdict to allow screening of Nanak Shah Fakir across the country on Baisakhi. The protest also comes after Indian Supreme Court delivered a verdict on Khalistan movement.
The ETPB authorities feared verbal altercation from aggrieved Sikhs and requested the commissioner not to attend the ceremony.
Earlier, Sikh pilgrims stopped Indian ambassadors from entering various Gurdwaras. The Sikhs imposed a ban on all the Gurdwaras including that of Britain and other countries in this regard.
Staff of the Indian High Commission have also been prevented from entering Nankana Saheb. The measure has been taken to protest against a Bollywood film misrepresenting the biographical accounts of Guru Nanak.