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Archana Makwana case: Influencer gets police protection after threats for performing yoga at Golden Temple

Vadodara-based fashion designer has been given police security following death threats she got after performing yoga at Amritsar's Golden Temple, an official said Monday.

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Shgun S -- June 24th 2024 03:38 PM -- Updated: June 24th 2024 03:40 PM
Archana Makwana case: Influencer gets police protection after threats for performing yoga at Golden Temple

Archana Makwana case: Influencer gets police protection after threats for performing yoga at Golden Temple

Archana Makwana case: A Vadodara-based fashion designer has been given police security following death threats she got after performing yoga at Amritsar's Golden Temple, an official said Monday.

Archana Makwana, a fashion designer and social media influencer, performed 'Shirshasan' in the temple on June 21 to commemorate International Yoga Day and shared photos of it on social media, which went viral, sparking criticism, abuses, and death threats.


She had apologised for her actions and stated that she never intended to offend anyone's sentiments.

After receiving a complaint from the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, the Punjab police filed a case against her under Indian Penal Code section 295-A (deliberate and malicious intention of outraging the religious feelings of any class).

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A Vadodara police officer stated on Monday that "Makwana has been provided police protection at the local level for a period of one week beginning Sunday, which may be extended if necessary."

After getting criticism for her social media pictures she deleted them and apologised in a video, stating  "I performed Shirshasan to offer thanks on the Yoga Day and not to hurt anybody's sentiments. I did not intend any such thing. I feel bad that you felt bad. I did not intend to hurt religious sentiments. I apologise...I have been perceived wrongly. I have received death threats and abuses."

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