Sewadar Golden Temple narrated the ‘Flag Girl’ viral video incident.
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) President Harjinder Singh Dhami has strongly condemned the narrative being created against the Sikhs on social media about the viral conversation of a female devotee with a sewadar (attendant), who was stopped at Sachkhand Sri Harmandar Sahib and asked to follow the Maryada (code of conduct). He said that the conversation between a devotee and a sewadar of Sri Darbar Sahib is being misrepresented and falsely propagated.
The SGPC President said that it is not right to make fabricated and baseless comments on social media to tarnish the image of Sikhs and defame the management of organisation over an incident.
Harjinder Singh Dhami said that Sachkhand Sri Harmandar Sahib is a universal place for people of all religions and the pilgrims who reach here are respected.
“But it is sad that anti-Sikh forces are leaving no stone unturned to tarnish the image of Sikh institutions. Spreading false propaganda on any incident is an act of breaking the brotherhood, which should be avoided. In this recent incident, a girl was asked by the sewadar to follow the Maryada. Although the SGPC has also started an investigation into this matter, still some people are deliberately pushing it in the wrong direction”, said Harjinder Singh Dhami.
He said that every Gurdwara Sahib including Sachkhand Sri Harmandar Sahib has a set Maryada (code of conduct), which is mandatory for the Sangat to follow.
“Sometimes people deliberately act against the Maryada, due to which the watchman and sewadars keep alerting the pilgrims”, he said.
The SGPC President appealed to the Sangat to take care of Maryada while visiting the Sikh shrines so that such incidents can be avoided.