Angered by global fast food chain McDonald’s using an image of Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) in its promotional material for the McVeggie sandwich in Italy, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has warned the global brand of a legal action if it doesn’t remove the image from its pamphlets.
SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar said on Wednesday that McDonald’s had committed a grave mistake by using the picture of Golden Temple for its product promotion.”Sikhs around the globe are fuming over the sacrilegious act and want the fast food chain to immediately remove the image and tender an apology,” he said. Quoting reports, Makkar said the company has been placing pamphlets with the image of Golden Temple on trays used for serving food items to customers.
“Not only Sikhs, but people of all religions bow their head at the Golden Temple. How could McDonald’s dare to print image of the holiest shrine of Sikhs to promote it products,” said Makkar. “We will not hesitate to take legal recourse if the image is not immediately removed,” said Makkar.
Originally published in the Times of India