Gurpreet Ghuggi Stuck in Controversy

US-based radical organisation protested against Aam Aadmi Party’s Punjab convener and film actor Gurpreet Ghuggi at Tracy, California, on Wednesday, calling him “anti-Sikh”.
The protesters claim that Ghuggi was on the team of artistes that then-Punjab-DGP (director general of police) KPS Gill assembled in the 1990s to perform in the state’s villages “to divert public attention from police excesses against Sikhs” (during militancy).
Ghuggi said the protesters were only a handful of people, against the 1,500 who had come to listen to him on weeklong tour to the US. He said he hasn’t sought apology but only “clarified certain things”, asking the American Punjabis to ignore rabble rousers. “If the people’s sentiments are hurt due to misinformation spread against me, I am ready to seek apology,” he said. On Friday, he will address Punjabis in California’s Fresno town and then leave for New York.



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