Gurdwara Committee want legal action against NBC for Leno remarks

Amritsar: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee today asked the US government to take legal action against NBC channel for airing TV host Jay Leno's "scornful" remarks on the Golden Temple, the holiest Sikh shrine.

In a letter to the US Ambassador in India Nancy J Powell, SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar said Leno's reported remarks on the Golden Temple during 'The Tonight Show' were "unbearable" to the Sikh community.

 Gurdwara Committee want legal action against NBC for Leno remarks

Leno arrives for the opening of the first North American McLaren Automotive dealership in Beverly Hills. Reuters

In the show, telecast on January 19, Leno showing a picture of the Golden Temple had termed it as a possible summer home of Mitt Romney, a Republican presidential hopeful.

"Scornful remarks like these on a shrine that is considered holy for Sikhs is unfortunate. Leno and the TV channel must apologise or face action," Makkar said.

Makkar also wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Home Minister P Chidambaram seeking their intervention in the issue.

PTI

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Updated Date: Jan 25, 2012 01:49:12 IST