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Sikh Federation (UK) write to Nicky Morgan after Sikh schoolgirls asked to remove turbans by Southhampton School

September 5, 2015 | By

London: Sikh Federation (UK) has written a letter to Nicky Morgan about racial and religious discrimination at St Anne’s Catholic School, Southampton demanding internal grievance process at the school to be immediately actioned and the teacher suspended pending an investigation.

SFUK said that concerned parents across UK are asking that why the Sikh schoolgirls were discriminated against wearing the Sikh turban.

“It is totally unacceptable and highly offensive that a teacher not only physically touched the turban, but also started unravelling it leaving the 13-year old girl distressed and in tears” said Sikh body, stating further that:

Simranjot Kaur, 13, (right) and 11-year-old Prasimran Kaur, (left) who aren't related, returned to St Anne's Catholic School in Southampton, Hampshire, wearing dastars | Source Daily Mail

Simranjot Kaur, 13, (right) and 11-year-old Prasimran Kaur, (left) who aren’t related, returned to St Anne’s Catholic School in Southampton, Hampshire, wearing dastars | Source Daily Mail

“Sikh community seek reassurance from Secretary of State that tough action will be taken against any teacher involved in racial and religious discrimination of this sort and any similar incident can be avoided in the future.

Possibility of expensive legal action against St Anne’s Catholic School for failing to protect children from racial and religious discrimination by a teacher”.


Sikh Federation (UK) letter to Nicky Morgan reads as follows:




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