January27 , 2022

“Sorry”: Pakistan Model Apologises After Row Over Photoshoot At Kartarpur Sahib



New Delhi:

A Pakistani mannequin’s photographs at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur set social media abuzz after some on social media identified that the “bareheaded pictures” damage the emotions of the Sikh group. The mannequin, Sauleha, later deleted the photographs and posted an apology on her Instagram web page.

On Monday, a clothes model – Mannat Clothing – posted photos of Sauleha, shot at Kartarpur Sahib, on their Instagram web page. Shiromani Akali Dal spokesperson Manjinder Singh Sirsa and different customers shared the photographs pointing that the mannequin was bareheaded.

Covering one’s head in a gurdwara is necessary and thought of as a means of displaying respect for the revered place.

In her apology, Sauleha mentioned that she didn’t intend to harm anybody and the photographs had been imagined to be a reminiscence of her go to to Kartarpur Sahib.

“Recently I posted a picture on Instagram that was not even a part of a shoot or anything. I just went to Kartarpur to learn about the history and know about the Sikh community. It wasnt done to hurt anyone sentiments or anything for that matter. However, if I have hurt anyone or they think that I dont respect there culture. I am Sorry,” she wrote in her Instagram publish.

Both the model and mannequin additionally clarified that the photographs weren’t a part of a photoshoot.

Following the tweet by Mr Sirsa, Pakistan police have initiated a probe into the incident. The police mentioned that they’re investigating all facets referring to the photoshoot and can take strict authorized motion in opposition to these accountable.

Pakistan’s Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry additionally mentioned that the designer and mannequin should apologise to the Sikh group.

“Kartarpur Sahib is a religious symbol and not a film set,” he tweeted.