Last Updated: April 17, 2023, 12:48 IST
A girl donning a tricolour painted on her face was denied entry at Amritsar’s Golden temple, and a video of the incident has sparked controversy on social media. In the clip now going viral, the girl can be heard arguing with a gurdwara official, who allegedly stopped her from entering.
In the video, the staffer can be heard saying, “Punjab Hai” when a man who accompanied the girl asked him, “India nahi hai ye? (Is this not India?)”. The video further shows an argument spiral up as the girl says, “What nonsense are you talking” to the staffer present.
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This is shocking! Women denied entry inside Golden Temple because she has Indian flag tatoo on her face. This khalistani should be immediately arrested. Just ignoring them is not the solution because their ego is getting fatter and fatter every day. pic.twitter.com/8h2CKaG5OO— Radharamn Das राधारमण दास (@RadharamnDas) April 17, 2023
Gurcharan Singh Grewal, General Secretary, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), later apologised for the incident, saying the staffer couldn’tr recognise the flag as there was no Ashok Chakra on it. “This is a Sikh shrine. Every religious place has its own decorum…We welcome everyone…We apologise if an official misbehaved…The flag on her face was not our national flag as it didn’t have Ashoka Chakra. It could have been a political flag,” he said.
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