Sri Patna Sahib Jathedar Giani Iqbal Singh gave the biggest response to the ardas controversy yet. He stated that the Ardas distortion at Ramphul Phul was completely unacceptable and is a direct insult to the Sikh religion.
He stated, “people of different religions should respect each other’s values and teachings and not make a mockery of their holy prayers.”
He further added that the Sikh religion was vital to the protection of other faiths in India during the 1700s and those faiths should not indulge in acts which hurt the sentiments of other religions.
The ardas sacrilege led to protests and outrage by Sikhs worldwide.