Sikhs urged to come forward to protect Kashmiri women
Published: 20:42 14 August 2019 Updated: 21:11 14 August 2019
After the cancellation of Kashmir's special status, dispute arisen by some BJP leaders’ comments on Kashmiri women. However, the Sikh leaders commented— the protection of Kashmiri women as a religious duty.
National Herald newspaper of India reported that Sikh leaders have called on their community to come forward to protect the honor of Kashmiri girls as a religious duty.
In a statement, Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh has said, “The kind of commands given by elected representatives on social media against the girls of Kashmir after the removal of the special status of the state is not only defamatory but also unforgivable.”
“The manner in which some people are posting pictures of Kashmiri daughters on social media has hurt India’s image. Such comments objectify women. At the same time, these people have forgotten that a woman is also a mother, daughter, sister, and wife. It is woman who has the power of creation," the Jathedar said, referring to social media posts.
“Kashmiri women are part of our society. It is our religious duty to defend their honour. Sikhs should come forward to protect the honour of Kashmiri women. It is our duty and it is our history,” he added.
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