New Delhi: A clothing brand recently came under fire after an alleged photoshoot at the Kartarpur Gurdwara in Pakistan. In the shoot, a Lahore-based model can be seen bareheaded, posing for the camera, compromising the sanctity of the place, Express Tribune reported.
Pakistan Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry and members of the Sikh community expressed annoyance over the fashion photo shoot at the Kartarpur shrine, Pakistan Observer reported.
“The designer and the model must apologize to Sikh Community #KartarPurSahib is a religious symbol and not a Film set,” he wrote on Twitter.
Manjinder Singh Sirsa, the President of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, also condemned the act, calling it “desecration”.
“Such behavior and act at the pious place of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji is totally unacceptable! Can she dare to do the same at her religious place in Pakistan? Imran Khan and the government of Pakistan should take immediate action to stop this trend of treating Sri Kartarpur Sahib as a picnic spot by Pakistani people.”
Meanwhile, the clothing brand, Mannat, has issued a clarification on the matter. The Instagram page has since removed the controversial posts and released a statement, the report said.
On the other hand, Pakistan Punjab Police in a statement said that they are investigating all aspects related to this incident and strict legal action will be taken against those responsible.