Sikhs in Delhi launched protests against the release of the Film ‘Messenger of God’. The film was banned by the Censor board, but the I&B Ministry approved the film for release.
Riot police had been dispatched in Amritsar and other places in Punjab. However, the Punjab government has banned the film to maintain communal harmony.
9 censor board members have also resigned in protest of the film getting approval by the I&B Ministry as they say the perhaps the I&B could do a better job at it. The board cited corruption and lack of funds for the mass resignation.