By India At the moment Information Desk: A day after a video emerged exhibiting a lady being refused entry into the Golden Temple as a result of a Tricolour painted on her face, the guard in the midst of the row mentioned he denied entry to the woman as a result of she was carrying a skirt and her legs have been uncovered.
The difficulty of ‘maryada’ or decorum is new as even the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) in its remarks on Monday mentioned “…The flag on her face was not our nationwide flag because it did not have Ashoka Chakra. It may have been a political flag”.
“She was carrying a skirt. I instructed her about ‘maryada’ (decorum) and requested her to cowl her physique,” claimed the Golden Temple staffer, who barred a lady from coming into the temple as she had a Tricolour painted on her face.
“Legs ought to be fully coated. All people is welcome at Harmandar Sahib (Golden Temple) however should observe the decorum of the place,” mentioned Sabjit Singh in a video.
Sabjit’s clarification comes after a video of him stirred controversy on social media. Within the video, he’s heard saying to the woman, “It is not India, it’s Punjab.”
Aside from the staffer’s clarification, the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), the authority which manages Sikh shrines in India, additionally tendered an apology.
Reacting to the controversy, the final secretary of the SGPC, Gurcharan Singh Grewal, mentioned there was no discrimination in opposition to devotees, and that folks from any area, caste, or faith have been welcome to pay obeisance.
“The staffer was provoked. Being the final secretary of the SGPC, I apologise, the devotee confronted misbehaviour. Nonetheless, the motive of trolls on social media was shameful,” mentioned Grewal.
“It is a Sikh shrine. Each spiritual place has its personal decorum…We welcome everybody…We apologise if an official misbehaved…The flag on her face was not our nationwide flag because it did not have Ashoka Chakra. It may have been a political flag,” Grewal mentioned.
Whereas the SGPC authorities averted commenting on the “Punjab not India comment”, senior BJP chief Manjinder Singh Sirsa reacted sharply to the controversy.
The BJP chief mentioned, “Behaviour of Sewadar (staffer) with a devotee wasn’t applicable”.
“If there was one thing objectionable on her half, Sewadar ought to have dealt with it politely. His remark was extremely condemnable. The SGPC ought to practice its workers that attends guests,” he added.
Many individuals who go to the Attari-Wagah border for the Beating Retreat ceremony get Tricolour painted on their faces after which go to the Golden Temple. This could possibly be one such case.
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