Pakistani model Kartarpur Sahib | Pakistani model poses “bareheaded” at Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara
Sikhs are outraged after “bareheaded” photos of the Pakistani model circulated on social media for a brand.
The brand recently posted a photo of a Pakistani model in her red kurti. The problem with the advertisement was that it had been shot at Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara and the model was “bareheaded”, meaning no dupatta or scarf.
The owner of the online store had shared numerous photos of a model wearing her designer dress that was clicked into Gurudwara limits, which sparked controversy as it was considered “unacceptable” by Sikhs.
Another problem with these images was that the model was facing her with her back to the Gurudwara, which would have hurt the feelings of the community.
Everyone covers their heads when entering the Gurudwara, regardless of their gender and age. This sparked a controversy which led the Indian Sikh community to demand strict action against the model and owner of the online store.
Pakistani Minister Fawad Chaudhry said the designer and model should apologize to the Sikh community. He added that Kartarpur Sahib is a religious symbol and not a movie set. The brand deleted all of their posts, apologized for their mistake, and distanced themselves from the photoshoot.
The brand posted the following statement on Instagram:
“The photos published on our accounts are not part of any shoot made by Mannat Clothing. These photos were provided to us by a third party [blogger] in which they wore our dress. Please note that Mannat has absolutely no role to play in deciding how and where the photos were taken. However, we accept our error that we should not have posted this content and apologize to everyone who was offended by this. All holy places are very sacred to us. Photos and messages have been removed from all of our media channels. Once again, we sincerely apologize for hurting public opinion. Believe us when we say we had no such intention ”,
After a controversy erupted on social media with political leaders complaining about a Pakistani model posing “bareheaded” at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, model Sauleha apologized for “hurting feelings.” The model would have turned for a clothing brand. Although the make and model made it clear that the photos were not part of the photoshoot.
The post was posted by a brand on Monday and showed the model in pink pants and a kurta posing for photos outside the Gurdwara. The post was made on Instagram, a social media platform.
The photos were re-shared by Shiromani Akali Dal spokesperson Manjinder Singh Sirsa and others who pointed out that the model was bareheaded in the photos and is disrespectful of a religious venue in the Sikh community. It is considered mandatory to cover the head at a gurdwara. It is a way of showing respect for the revered place.
Sirse tweeted, “Such behavior and act in the pious place of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji is totally unacceptable! Can she dare to do the same in her religious place in Pakistan? @ImranKhanPTI @GovtofPakistan sdh tk immediately put an end to this trend of treating Sri Kartarpur Sahib as a picnic spot by the Pak people.
Sirse shared screenshots from the brand’s post on Instagram.
After his messages, Pakistani police opened an investigation into the incident and said strict legal proceedings would be taken against those responsible.
For all of this, the model apologized in a post on Instagram, which read, “Recently I posted a photo on Instagram that wasn’t even part of a shoot or whatever. I just went. in Kartarpur to learn more about the history and get to know the Sikh community. This was not done to hurt anyone’s feelings or anything for that matter. However, if I hurt anyone one or if he thinks I don’t respect his culture. I’m sorry. “
This is not the first time in India that social media posts in religious places have caused trouble for people. Influencer Aarti Sahu from Chhatarpur in Madhya Pradesh has been indicted by state police for “attacking religious sentiment”. She was seen dancing to Bollywood songs outside a temple. Sahu has nearly 2.5 million followers on Instagram.
Another Madhya Pradesh woman, Manisha Roshan, has been indicted on similar charges after her dancing videos inside a temple in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh sparked outrage for hurting religious feelings. She must submit a letter of apology to the police and apologize online.
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