Dera sends apology to Akal Takht
Tribune News Service
Just a day before the five Sikh high priests are to hold a meeting at Akal Takht, the Dera Sacha Sauda faxed an apology letter to Akal Takht here tonight. The dera sent a fax through deputy commissioner V. Umashankar.
The contents of the fax were the same as the press note issued to the media yesterday. The dera apologised to the 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh for newspapers advertisements that showed the dera chief Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh dressed like Guru Gobind Singh.
Tendering an apology, the dera stated that there is no question of imitating or replicating Guru Gobind Singh, as we could not even think to do so. The advertisement had led to clashes between Sikhs and dera followers in various parts of Punjab.