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Bhajji should apologise, says Akal Takht

india Updated: Oct 08, 2008 18:48 IST

Taking serious exception to Harbhajan Singh's Ravana act during a television dance reality show, the Akal Takht has demanded a public apology from the maverick cricketer.

"To wear a tilak (vermilion) on the forehead and to dress like Ravana and dance with a woman publicly is highly disgusting. The act was shown on several TV channels and the Sikh community can never tolerate such behaviour," Jathedar Gyani Gurbachan Singh said.

Singh was referring to the 28-year-old's performance with television actress Mona Singh during the show 'Ek Khiladi, Ek Hasina' aired this week.

The Jathedar claimed that Harbhajan's act had hurt the sentiments of Sikh community and he should come out with an apology while respecting the tenets of Sikhism.

"So far, no one has lodged a written complaint with the Akal Takht However, anyone can file a complaint and suitable action against the cricketer can be initiated," he said.

The cleric said that since Harbhajan is not a baptized Sikh, he would not be summoned by the Akal Takht, the temporal body of Sikhs.