Amritsar: Jathedar Gyani Harpreet Singh of Akali Takht appealed to the Sikh community that it is its religious obligation to protect Kashmiri girls.
He mentioned that after the revocation of Article 370, some leaders of the ruling party have been making objectionable comments on social media about Kashmiri girls which are not in good taste.
He further told that God has given equal rights to everyone. It is therefore against the Sikh religion to discriminate on the basis of sex, caste, religion.
The comments of politicians of ruling party and people’s representatives are not only humiliating to Kashmiri girls but also unpardonable.
He also told that the way the photographs of Kashmiri girls are being posted on social media are tarnishing the image of India. People have forgotten that a woman is some body’s mother, daughter, sister or wife.
Without naming any person or community, he said that it is the same mob which engineered anti-Sikh riots in 1984 against the Sikh women.
He reiterated that Kashmiri women are part of our society. It is our religious duty to protect them. He appealed to the Sikh community to come forward and help them. It may be mentioned that a Sikh social activist, Harminder Singh Ahluwalia donated Rs. 4 lakh for meeting the travel expenses of the Kashmiri girls who were stranded in Maharashtra. They have now reached Srinagar.