Condeming the attack on Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale, the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh Makkar Wednesday said that though ‘ideological differences’ with the preacher are there but such violent attacks on anyone is unacceptable.
Speaking to The Indian Express, Makkar, who enjoys patronage of the Badals, said, “We might have our own ideological differences with Dhadrianwale but violence is unacceptable.”
Defending the government and Punjab Police over the attack, he said, “Government and police are doing their job. Suspects have already been held and soon the entire conspiracy will be unveiled. Dhadrianwale might have spoken against the government but law is equal for all. All the culprits should be arrested at the earliest.”
Claiming that the attack had nothing to do with anti-government approach and speeches of the preacher, Makkar said, “He can say whatever he wants against government or Chief Minister or anyone else. But it has nothing to do with this attack,” he said.