January 23, 2012 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
New Delhi (India)/Ludhiana (Punjab): For last five days the Sikh diaspora circles were able to create a strong voice against Jay Leno’s derogatory remark about holy Sikh shrine Darbar Sahib, which is well known in the western countries as the Golden Temple of Amritsar.
Major media circles have today taken a note of the matter and news reports are carried by various newspapers and news agencies, both in their print and online editions.
On this matter the Sikhs are reported to have been supported by Government of India, which often tends to ignore issues concerning Sikhs.
“India is to formally object to a joke by US TV host Jay Leno in which he said that the Golden Temple, the holiest shrine for Sikhs, was a summer home for wealthy presidential candidate Mitt Romney” reports EconomicTimes.
Vayalar Ravi is the Pravasi (NRI) Affairs Minister for India Vayalar Ravi termed the gag by “The Tonight Show” host as “quite unfortunate and quite objectionable” and said the Indian embassy in Washington would raise the issue, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported on Monday.
“The Golden Temple is the Sikh community’s most sacred place… I believe that the person who has shown is not that ignorant. The American government should also look at this kind of thing,” Vavalar Ravi is quoted to have said by International Business Times.
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