Chandigarh, Jan 16: Members of various organisations on Friday held protests at Ambala in Haryana against the proposed screening of controversial film "Messenger of God" featuring Dera Saccha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in lead role.
The district officials in Haryana and Punjab have been asked by respective state authorities to take necessary steps to maintain law and order in view of the alleged clearance to the movie, an official spokesman said.
Chandigarh administration has also decided to maintain a close vigil on the situation, he said. Members of Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC) and Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) raised slogans against the movie in front of Galaxy Mall at Ambala and said that they would not allow its screening.
The movie that was expected to hit theatres today had been referred to Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) for clearance by the Censor Board on January 12.
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) member Harpal Singh Pali, Haryana SAD spokesman Sant Singh Kandahari and INLD leader Inderjit Singh were among those who led the protest, reports from Ambala said.