A closed door meeting took place between Giani Gurbachan Singh and SGPC head Avtar Singh Makkar where reportedly Makkar assured the Jathedar of staying put on the decision.
The effigies of the Jathedar are being burnt worldwide after the pardon. Sikhs worldwide expressed their unhappiness over the issue and most Sikh groups have opposed the decision.
Several members of the SGPC protested against the decision and expressed their anger in the general house meeting of the SGPC. Several protests have already taken place outside Sri Akal Takht Sahib against the Akal Takht Jathedar.