FIR registered against Bharti Singh over her beard remark

written by Rajan Nath | May 17, 2022

Bharti Singh Controversy: Hours after comedian Bharti Singh issued a public apology for hurting the sentiments of the Sikh community, an FIR has been registered against the comedian over an old video in which she made a joke about men with beards.

According to information, the FIR has been registered in Punjab's Amritsar on Monday night. Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee had filed a complaint against Bharti Singh alleging that she had hurt the sentiments of Sikhs.

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The FIR against Bharti Singh has been registered under Section 295-A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage reli­gious feelings) of the Indian Penal Code.

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What did Bharti Singh say?

In a video making rounds on social media, Bharti Singh said that “there are several people having beard and moustache; you drink milk and put some of the beards in your mouth, it will taste like Seviyaan [dessert]."

She also mentioned men having lice in their beards. Soon after the video went viral, a lot of people from Punjab accused Bharti Singh of disrespecting the beard that Sikh men maintain as part of their religious belief. Likewise, several protests took place in Amritsar against Bharti Singh on Monday.

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Bharti Singh Apology

Following a lot of criticism over the ongoing controversy, Bharti Singh issued a public apology and cleared the air that her intentions were not to hurt any community. She said that she hasn’t said anything against any religion or caste and has not even mocked any Punjabi or what problems happen when you keep 'daadi mooch'.

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