The Shiromani Akali Dal today said comedian politico Navjot Sidhu had hurt the religious sentiments of Sikhs worldwide by imitating Guru Gobind Singh ji and asked him to apologise for this act immediately.
In a statement here, party Secretary General Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa said Sidhu had displayed the height of arrogance by abrogating the nature of Guru ji. He said what was even more hurtful for the Sikh community was that Sidhu was not even remorseful about his actions. "Sikhs always atone sinners for their mistakes and the community is all forgiving. But in case of Sidhu it seems he thinks he is above the community and even its institutions".
Dhindsa said Sikhs worldwide were watching Sidhu's actions. "He has distorted the scriptures earlier also. If he does not apologise for his actions it will be presumed that he has no respect for Sikhism. It will also be presumed that Sidhu is deliberately lowering the prestige of Sikhs and its Gurus after joining the Congress party as part of a well planned strategy. Sikhs will never forgive him for these actions", he added.
The Akali leader said another instance of a Congress leader disrespecting Guru Gobind Singh ji by using the sobriquet of Mard Agamra used for Guru ji for Amarinder Singh had also come to light. He said this was most condemnable. He said such actions proved that the Congress was deliberately inciting sentiments amongst the Sikh community. He asked the concerned leader as well as the State Congress to apologise for these actions immediately.