Mumbai, Feburary 21 (CINEWS): Sardar jokes might be a relic of past times soon. The Supreme Court on Tuesday, in reponse to a PIL, has solicited agents from the Sikh group to give recommendations on what enforceable legal bearings can be gone to stop flow of jokes on Sikhs.
We approached performer Daler Mehndi for his assessment on the same. Calling the group, dildaar and pyaar wale log, Mehndi says that he’s agreeable to Sardar jokes being banned and that they shouldn’t be broken on any group by any stretch of the imagination.
“As a Sikh, I feel that sardaro ke upar jokes nahin sharpen chahiye. Mann mei nafrat nahi honi chahiye. Jis desh ke liye humne itna kuch kiya hai, woh phir apna greetings desh paraya nahi lagna chahiye. Hum badi mushkil se desh ko yahan tak le ke aaye hai, qurbaaniyan di hai. Jokes aise crack nah ho toh acha rahega. Unko izzat aur pyar milna chahiye. (With extraordinary trouble we’ve brought the nation to where we are, through penances. We merit love and regard).”
Indicating at the jokes being utilized as a concealed motivation to disparage the group, Mehndi includes, “Alag se legislative issues chal rahi hai inko kamzoor karne ke liye. Kisi bhi kaum ke upar jokes nahi hone chahiye – na Muslim, Sikh ya Christians. Ordinary jokes bhi hote hai, clever baatein hoti hai, yet the groups ought to be allowed to sit unbothered.”