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Touching dastaar

asked 2016-02-21 09:33:11 -0600

Karam_Singh_Rooprai gravatar image

updated 2016-02-24 16:24:19 -0600

Guruka Singh gravatar image

Ive been brought up told that i should never let anyone touch my dastaar and i havent. But my question is why cant they?

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answered 2016-02-21 13:39:22 -0600

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Its disrespectful just explain that it is just cloth. And how does cloth feel like? People dont need to touch it and invade someone's personal space. Instead they should educate themselves.

Example why is it disrespectful when you randomly go and start going through an African black womans hair

Because its invasive. Personal space should be respected.

There might be more to it.

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answered 2016-02-22 10:57:19 -0600

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This about intent. If a child, out of their innocence and curiosity asked to touch your dastaar or see how you tie it. Wouldn't you crouch down and let the child see? Invading personal space without asking permission is offensive, and it's not just about dastaar. If an adult reached out to do this without permission, you would back off, right? Simply communicating and saying something like, "my turban is sacred to me" would give that person some context for your backing away. Tune in to the person's intent and respond to that consciously. It may be an opportunity for learning and connection. That's why hard and fast rules don't always work. Responding consciously in the moment will always bring the best result.

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