'This is not India': Backlash after woman ‘stopped’ from entering Golden Temple
A woman was allegedly stopped from entering the Golden Temple in Amritsar because she had a Tricolour painted on her face.
A woman was allegedly barred from entering the Golden Temple in Punjab's Amritsar because she had a Tricolour painted on her face. The incident was recorded on video and has since gone viral on social media, leading to backlash from numerous users.
Watch: 'Punjab is not India': Outrage after girl with tricolour painting denied entry into Golden Temple
The video purportedly shows the woman and a man confronting the individual who denied her entry to the Sikh shrine. When asked for an explanation, the person stated that the woman could not enter because she had a flag on her face.
The woman clarified that it was the Indian flag, to which the person replied, "This is Punjab, not India."
As the video of the incident drew sharp reactions on social media, the general secretary of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) issued a clarification.
“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,” news agency ANI quoted Grewal as as saying.