Lady with nationwide flag tattoo on face denied entry into Golden Temple
Amritsar:A video has gone viral displaying a Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) worker stopping a girl vacationer with the nationwide flag tattoo painted on her face from getting into the Golden Temple, also called the Harmandir Sahib.
She claimed that she was denied entry over the tricolour row.
The sewadar, an SGPC worker, who denied her entry, was heard purportedly saying “That is Punjab, not India” when the girl stated this was the Indian flag.
Within the 40-second video clip, two individuals accompanying the girl had been heard asking the guard “Is the Golden Temple not in India?” On being requested why the girl was not allowed to enter the holy shrine, he identified the flag painted on the girl’s face.
The guard additionally tried to cease the girl and the person accompanying her from capturing the incident on their telephone.
Apologising for misbehaviour by its staff in the direction of the guests, SGPC Common Secretary Gurcharan Grewal instructed the media that it is a Sikh shrine. Each non secular 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 might have been a political flag.”
Slamming the individuals for criticising the SGPC on the social media, he stated, “Do not these individuals know that Sikhs have performed an amazing half in India’s Independence? Will anybody tweet about who sacrificed 90 out of 100 heads for the nationwide flag? The Sikhs are being defamed deliberately.”