After some on social media pointed out that the “bareheaded images” offended the Sikh community’s sentiments, a Pakistani model’s photos at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur went viral.
Sauleha Imtiaz, the model, then removed the photographs and apologised on her Instagram profile.
Covering one’s head in a gurdwara is mandatory and considered a way of showing respect for the revered place.
The Pakistani model apologised, saying she didn’t mean to harm anyone and that the images from her session were meant to be a memento of her visit 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 wasn’t done to hurt anyone sentiments or anything for that matter. However, if I have hurt anyone or they think that I don’t respect there culture. I am Sorry,” she wrote in her Instagram post.
(With inputs from agencies)