Gurdwara issues diktat against girls in jeans

Himalayan News Service

Ranchi, January 3:

The Central Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (CGPC) in Jamshedpur has banned the entry of girls in jeans in its gurdwaras and has even formed a special women’s cell to enforce the rule.

Jamshedpur’s CGPC president Shailendra Singh has written to all the gurdwaras in the district to comply with the directive.

He has asked parents, particularly mothers, to help maintain dignity inside the gurdwaras and ensure that their daughters don’t wear jeans when they come to pray.

Besides keeping a tab on the girls dress code, the special women’s cell will also teach them about Indian “culture” and their role in the family and society. Reacting to the directive, a young girl Manpreet said agitatedly: “Religion is personal and nobody should interfere in it. We wear clothes we feel comfortable in.” Earlier, the CGPC in Jamshedpur had banned bhangra dancing for women.