Puneet Pal Singh Gill, Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, September 15. A video of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Avtar Singh Makkar using derogatory language for former Akal Takht Jathedar Ranjit Singh is making rounds on social networking site Facebook these days.
Uploaded on Youtube and other social networking sites a few days ago, the video was shot when Makkar was replying to a question related to his petrol expenses.
The video, titled as “Dekh Hamaara Haal…”, was uploaded by a user named Satpalsinghk on September 10. It has been viewed by 14,484 people till date.
In the video, Makkar, is seen talking to someone over the phone and is passing derogatory remarks against Bhai Ranjit Singh, former Akal Takht Jathedar and Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee president Paramjit Singh Sarna.
He even accused Bhai Ranjit Singh of grabbing SGPC property and says that he would bury him into earth.
Bhai Ranjit Singh said that the property, which Makkar is accusing him of grabbing, was given to him after passing a resolution. “If they (SGPC) pass another resolution that they want this property (house) back, I would return it that very day. And regarding the issue of burying me in earth, I laugh when I hear that Makkar is making these statements,” he said.
Commenting on the issue, Makkar said he was reacting sharply because Sarna and his group were levelling baseless allegations on him. “When they didn’t find anything wrong against me, they have started uploading such videos over the internet. I didn’t use such language intentionally and maybe I was not in a good mood at the time when this video was made. Who is Sarna to comment on it.” when everyone knows the kind of language he uses,” said Makkar.