The city chapter of All India Sikh Students’ Federation has registered its protest against Gurbani, a soap that will be aired on a private television channel from March 18.
The youth organisation, which held a meeting near Sakchi Gurdwara on Sunday, claims the title of the television series is aimed at maligning the community.
The promos of Gurbani, currently being shown on the entertainment channel, hints at a culture of deceit where NRI Sikhs marry young girls only to abandon them.
Satnam Singh Gambhir, the president of the federation’s state unit, said they had written a letter to Sikh religious leader Akal Takht Sahib Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh in Amritsar, seeking redress.
The letter says that the word Gurbani means “words of the Guru” and could not be used as the title of a soap that showed the community in poor light.
“The serial is based on the plight of thousands of deserted brides in Punjab. Why should a sacred word like Gurbani be used for such a story?” Singh said
He added that the title had hurt the sentiments of 200,000 Sikhs in the city.