Makkar seeks action against those distorting ‘ardas’ on social media sites

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Dec 27, 2014 21:59 IST

The SGPC has taken a serious view of the reports of “distorted” versions of the ‘ardas’ (prayer) being circulated on the social media sites.

In a statement issued here on Saturday, SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar claimed that he had received complaints that distorted versions of the ‘ardas’ were being circulated on some social media sites.

He termed this as a serious offence and asked the cyber crime wing of the Punjab Police to identify the origin of the “distorted ardas” and all those responsible for its circulation. Thereafter, action as per the law should be initiated, he added.

Makkar said the “distortions” seemed a “planned conspiracy aimed at causing communal tension”.

He also asked the police to take action under section 295-A of the IPC (hurting religious sentiments) and the cyber crime laws against the culprits.

Makkar asks Modi to release Sikh detainees

Makkar has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to review the cases of all Sikhs who had been detained during militancy in Punjab and initiate steps for the release of those who had been behind bars for long.

In a communique to Modi circulated to the media here on Saturday, Makkar claimed that there were a number of Sikhs who had not been released despite having completed their sentences. Then there were those who were in jail as undertrials as their cases were pending before the courts, he added. “There is an urgent need to review all these cases and release those who deserve to be let off,” he added.

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