One pulled up for performing yoga at Golden Temple’s parikarma

Wednesday 26th June 2024 08:12 EDT

A day after the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee filed a complaint against social media influencer Archana Makwana of Gujarat for allegedly performing yoga at a “parikarma” of the Golden Temple. The Kotwali police have registered an FIR against her for hurting religious sentiments. Assistant Commissioner of Police Kuldeep Singh said, “We have gone through CCTV footage. The girl did not pay obeisance at the sanctum sanctorum of the Golden Temple. It seems a publicity stunt. Therefore, an FIR under Section 295-A of the IPC has been registered against her.” On June 22, the SGPC had lodged a complaint with Police Commissioner Ranjit Singh Dhillon after pictures of Makwana performing yoga “asanas” at parikarma went viral. Later, Makwana said she had sincerely apologised for her mistake and promised to be more mindful in the future.

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