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SGPC asks Ramdev to tender apology

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has slammed yoga guru Ramdev for allegedly showing disrespect to Guru Gobind Singh by placing the Guru's photo near his feet during a yoga camp at Talwandi Sabo three years ago.

punjab Updated: May 05, 2014 21:16 IST
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The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has slammed yoga guru Ramdev for allegedly showing disrespect to Guru Gobind Singh by placing the Guru's photo near his feet during a yoga camp at Talwandi Sabo three years ago.

In a statement issued here on Monday, SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar has asked the yoga guru to tender an apology to the Sikh 'quam' (community) for this act.

"If a person like you does not know what respect and reverence is to be shown to a photograph or portrait of a guru or a saint, then what type of 'yoga gyan' are you going to impart to others," he questioned Ramdev.

Saying that Ramdev, despite being a well-known yoga guru, had always remained controversial,
Makkar sought to convey to him that while Sikhs respected all religions, they would not tolerate insults to their gurus or places of worship.

"Sikhs the world over are angry, so it is better that you tender an apology immediately," Makkar advised him.

Meanwhile, there was no reaction from the Akal Takht so far despite the matter having come to jathedar Gurbachan Singh's notice.