NEW DELHI—Senior Delhi High Court Advocate HS Phoolka has written to the Akal Takht Sahib Jathedar to issue a directive in the name of the Sikh Nation to help preserve the honour of all women. Sardar Phoolka requested the Akal Takht Sahib Jathedar to request all Sikhs from refraining from any obscene language that is often used to address women.
Sardar Phoolka’s request has come after the recent rape case that was shocked the entire Indian community.
As a senior member of the Sikh Gurdwara Sudhar Lehar, HS Phoolka alleged that cusswords have become a fashion statement for the Punjabis. Such words which are derogatory to our mothers and sisters should be shunned by the Sikh Community.
HS Phoolka even expressed that such words are often heard inside premises of Gurdwaras, which should actually be helping to empower the women and preserve their honour within the community. He also expressed that a directive from the Akal Takht Sahib would help establish positive image of the Sikh Community infront of the entire world.
On December 16, a woman and her male friend, were raped on a private bus in New Delhi by 6 men. Both were beaten severely and Damini, the female, was brutally raped. Both were then thrown out of the moving bus. Damini succumbed to her injuries after battling for over 12 days.