At a time when BJP leaders are busy making cheap and shameful remarks about "fair Kashmiri girls" in the wake of abrogation of Article 370, an Akal Takht Jathedar has urged the Sikh community to protect the honour of Kashmiri girls as their "religious duty".
“The kind of commands given by elected representatives on social media against the girls of Kashmir after the removal of special status of the state are not only defamatory but also unforgivable,” Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh has said in a statement.
Akal Takht is the highest temporal seat of the Sikhs.
“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 a wife. It is women 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 said.