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Australian firm apologises for printing Golden Temple picture on fish pack

Taking a serious note of using the shrine’s photo, the SGPC and the Akal Takht had condemned the act and sought the removal of the photo and unconditional apology from the company.

punjab Updated: Jul 22, 2017 21:00 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Amritsar
Golden Temple,SGPC,Australian firm

Facing outrage from the Sikh community over the printing of the Golden Temple’s photograph on its ‘Amritsari fish’ pack, an Australian company Curry Masters has apologised to the community and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) for the act.

This was disclosed on Saturday by the apex gurdwara body in a press release issued here. Taking a serious note of using the shrine’s photo, the SGPC and the Akal Takht had condemned the act and sought the removal of the photo and unconditional apology from the company.

The SGPC sent a letter to the company in this regard. Replying to the letter, company owner Surinder Singh on Saturday sent an email stating that the photograph was published by mistake. The owner said the consignment of the packs delivered in the market has been called back.

Surinder said he respects all the religions and would also apologise publicly on social media for the blunder.

“The act of printing the picture of the shrine has hurt Sikh sentiments and is provocative practice”, stated Kirpal Singh Badungar, the SGPC president.

First Published: Jul 22, 2017 21:00 IST