First off, Happy Republic Day to the Indians among us.
The Behzti controversy was a hot topic within and outside the British Asian community in late 2004. Now one of the actors has penned his thoughts in Catalyst Magazine about what being in the play was like and how the protests affected him (thanks, Raz).
“One of the central objections voiced by their representatives, all men, was that it was â€˜unacceptableâ€™ to set the play in a gurudwara . However, other (less publicised) complaints were also made that it was â€˜unacceptable and insulting to all Sikhs to have a black man kissing a Sikh womanâ€™ or â€˜for a Sikh to be shown as a homosexualâ€™.” [Link]
It’s a very interesting read and not too long. Now that Behzti is more than a year ago, has the Sikh community changed? I address the question to our Sikh readers as I really don’t know. Jay Singh previously wrote about a rise in mob law amongst young Sikh men, but I wonder if there have been any positives to take out of the whole affair?
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