5 December 2022


Judgments

Supreme Court

11.04.2016

Human Rights

Ban on ‘sardar jokes’ gains another proponent

Calls for ban on ‘sardar jokes’, gained support with the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee joining the fight for curtailing jokes that portray the Sikh community as “persons of low intellect”.

The Supreme Court had earlier in the year, having heard submissions against the demeaning humour had not dismissed the same, yet remained sceptical of implementation of a limited ban on the joke. The judges were remained unconvinced about the workability of the ban, especially on a medium as vast and un-policed as the internet.

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