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Akal Takht head for stern action against those posting 'anti-religion' comments on the web

letterschd@hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times   Amritsar, July 15, 2013
First Published: 20:02 IST(15/7/2013) | Last Updated: 20:04 IST(15/7/2013)

Akal Takht Jathedar, Giani Gurbachan Singh has taken strong note of 'some unscrupulous elements' using the internet for posting comments and views that are anti-religion and are liable to provoke adverse reactions from members of religious communities.

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The Jathedar issued this statement here on Monday after morphed photographs of two Sikh gurus were pasted on websites. Earlier an individual hailing from Moga had made certain derogatory remarks on Sikh gurus and posted these on his website.

" This is not just the case with Sikhism but attempts are being made to hurt religious sentiments of other communities also by posting derogatory remarks on twitter and on the website. This is a deliberate attempt by some to stir up communal feelings in an attempt to disturb peace and communal harmony", the Jathedar said in the statement.

He asked Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandik Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh Makkar to take up this issue with the central and state governments and advocate stern punishment for individuals who indulge in such forms of anti-religious activities. Such activities are not just against religious but also anti-national, as India is a secular country where all religions are respected, the statement added.


 

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