US bar displays pictures of Sikh Gurus, outrages community
A pub in the city of Hollywood near Los Angeles has displayed full size posters of Sikh Gurus in their bar area, outraging the community members and forcing the owners to issue an apology.Updated: Sep 25, 2013 05:11 IST
A pub in the city of Hollywood near Los Angeles has displayed full size posters of Sikh Gurus in their bar area, outraging the community members and forcing the owners to issue an apology.
Pikey Bar agreed to take down the pictures of Sikh Guru after community members lodged a protest with the pub owners.
"We have lodged a protest," Satnam Singh Chahal, executive director of the North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) told PTI.
"This is outrageous," he said, adding that he urged the management of the Pikey Bar to immediately remove these posters.
"Manager of the Bar has assured us that these pictures of Sikh Gurus will be removed immediately. They have apologised for this act," Chahal said.
Many from the community expressed their outrage on Twitter too.
Photos of Guru Govind Singh Ji in Pikey Bar. Help me remove them email email@example.com or call 3238505400 pic.twitter.com/FzdT8vzSu9— TrisDhaliwal (@trisdhaliwal) September 21, 2013
Pikey Cafe and Bar agrees to take down photos of Guru Sahib located in their bar area- Thank you to the... http://t.co/9KllRjx7jB— UNITED SIKHS (@unitedsikhs) September 22, 2013
"The Pikey Cafe and Bar" in Cali has pics of Guru Gobind Singh Ji on its walls. California Sikhs...rally and protest this insult!— INKALAAB (@Inkalaabi) September 21, 2013
First Published: Sep 25, 2013 01:08 IST