Union minister for food processing and Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal took a serious note of offensive content uploaded on social media about her and her family while speaking at the rally.
Visibly upset Harsimrat said it was unfortunate that people shared such content on social media at a time when sacrilege incidents were happening across the state.
“It is strange and hard to believe that people shared objectionable pictures of her on social media. They did not spare even Punjab chief minister, who has been serving the people of the state selflessly for the past several decades,” said Harsimrat.
In her emotive address, Harsimrat added that “I am a daughter of someone, daughter-in-law of the CM and even have two young daughters. Even the people, who shared such things, had daughters in their families. They should at least learn to respect women,” she said.
However, later she said that she had said so many things from the stage, which, perhaps, she should not have said.
Harsimrat said the Sikhs could tolerate anything in their life but they could never compromise on the disrespect of their eternal Guru Sri Guru Granth Sahib.
“The sacrilege incidents have bruised the feelings of the Sikh community across the globe adding that the perpetrators of this inhuman crime would not be spared at any cost,” she said.
She also made an emotional appeal to all the people across the globe to celebrate Parkash Utsav of Sri Guru Nanak Dev by illuminating their houses, buildings and religious places in a big way so that anti-Punjab and anti-Sikh forces should get a foretaste of the ‘never say die’ spirit besides unity and brotherhood of Punjabis.