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SGPC warns US-based designer company

Hindustan Times  Amritsar, April 07, 2014
First Published: 19:44 IST(7/4/2014) | Last Updated: 20:45 IST(7/4/2014)

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has issued a stern warning to Cafe Press, a US-based designer company, which has etched sketches of the Golden Temple and of the Sikh gurus on some of its products including under garments.


In a released issued here on Monday, SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar has called upon the US-administration to take legal action against the company as it had hurt Sikh sentiments worldwide. “This insulting act of the company cannot be forgiven or forgotten, he added.

Sketches of the Golden Temple and of the Sikh gurus are also found on other products, including T-shirts and even slippers being manufactured by the company. Besides on some of these products, Sikh religious symbols like the 'khanda' are also displayed.

"The US-government should withdraw and ban all products being manufactured by this company", stated Makkar while calling upon Sikhs and members of other communities to boycott all products of this company.

Makkar claimed that the company seemed to be deliberately manufacturing garments with sketches of the Sikh gurus, of their religious symbols and or the Golden Temple. He said that the SGPC would also take legal remedies to get these products banned.


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