If picture of Guru Sahib not removed and apology not tendered, legal action will be taken: Bibi Jagir Kaur
Amritsar, May 28:
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has strongly objected to a beedi factory in Vellore, Tamil Nadu for printing a picture of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, on the bundles of beedi.
The SGPC has written to the concerned factory asking it to remove the picture with immediate effect and tender an apology or face legal action.
It is notable that in a video that surfaced on social media, a picture of the Guru has been printed on bundles and packets of beedies named Gurutaj. The factory is based in Vellore, Tamil Nadu.
SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur strongly condemned the heinous act committed by the beedi factory and termed it against Sikh sentiments.
“It is very sad that the picture of Guru Sahib has been used on the packets of tobacco products (beedi) which are prohibited for Sikhs. This is a deliberate move by some mischievous mind. By committing such acts the religious sentiments of Sikhs are deliberately hurt”, said Bibi Jagir Kaur.
SGPC president said, “The people who had printed the picture of Guru Sahib on the bundles of beedi should be strictly questioned so that the truth could be revealed. SGPC will take strict action in this matter and if the factory did not apologize after removing the picture of Guru Sahib, legal action will be taken against it.”
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