avtar singh makkar

SGPC seeks action against US designer company

Amritsar, Punjab: Taking a serious notice of a US-based designer company putting up images of the Golden Temple and Sikh gurus on its products, including undergarments, the SGPC today urged the US administration to act tough over the issue and immediately impose a ban on the firm.

SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar said the US firm’s move had hurt the sentiments of the Sikh community across the globe and the US administration must initiate a legal action against it.

“This insulting act of the company cannot be forgiven or forgotten,” he added. He alleged that the company had used sketches of the Golden Temple and of the Sikh gurus on products like t-shirts and even slippers. Besides, he said Sikh religious symbols like the ‘khanda’ were also displayed on some of its products. “The US government should withdraw and ban all products being manufactured by this company,” he said, while appealing Sikhs and members of other communities to boycott all products of the company. He said the SGPC too would resort to legal recourse to get these products banned.

Source: The Tribune

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