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Opposition SAD (Badal) AAP MLA’s Manhandled, Dastar Removed As Vidhan Sabha Speaker Orders Their Eviction

As per the media reports the Punjab vidhan sabha speaker Rana KP here on Thursday ordered that all 19 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs be forcibly evicted

SGPC Objects to Disrespect to Dastar by Modi Govt. in GST Ad

SGPC has made strong objection to an advertisement issued by the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) showing a non-Sikh wearing a Dastar and portraying him as a Sikh instead of use an image of a Sikh person with Dastar.

NDP MPP Jagmeet Singh reintroduced bill for Sikh motorcycle helmet exemption

NDP MPP Jagmeet Singh (Bramalea-Gore-Malton) introduced a bill today calling for an exemption to motorcycle helmet laws for turbaned Sikhs.

Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense [File Photo]

US: Commission on Civil Rights asked Defense Secretary Hagel to Explain Exclusion of Sikhs from Military

Washington, USA (January 04, 2013): As per information a U.S. commission has asked Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to explain the exclusion of Sikh Americans from the American armed forces.

Canadian Soccer Association suspends Quebec Soccer Federation over it’s decision to ban Sikh turban

The Canadian Soccer Association has requested on 6 June that the Quebec Soccer Federation reverse its position on turbans/patkas/keski with no resolution,” said Victor Montagliani, President of the Canadian Soccer Association, following the Board of Directors meeting. “The Quebec Soccer Federation’s inaction has forced us to take measures in order to ensure soccer remains accessible to the largest number of Canadians.

Sikh students at St Joseph’s school who were excluded from class for wearing their turban.

Baramulla: Sikh Students now wear turban to Indian Catholic school

Baramulla/Kashmir/India (June 10, 2012): It is learnt that the turbaned Sikh students have been attending classes for the last fortnight following their earlier exclusion for wearing their turban at the St Joseph’s Higher Secondary School in Baramulla, 50 km from the State Capital, Srinagar.

United Sikhs

Sikhs ask Canadian PM to raise issue of Turban Ban in France at meeting with French PM

Toronto, Canada (March 14, 2013): As per information an NGO, United Sikhs has written to the Canadian Prime Minister earlier this week asking him to raise his objection to the turban ban in France, during his meeting with his French counterpart, who is currently visiting Canada.

Singh v France [CCPR/C/ 102/D/ 1876/2009] – France Turban Case: access the documents

Sikh Siyasat Network has accessed the documents related to decision of United Nations Human Rights Committee in a case titled Singh v. France [CCPR /C/ 102/ D/ 1876/ 2009], known as the Turban case related to France. Access these documents now.

Sikhs win turban case against France at the United Nations

Bobigny, France (12 January, 2012): The UN Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) has concluded that France had violated the religious freedom of 76 year old Ranjit Singh when he was asked to remove his turban for his ID photograph. This was disclosed today at a media conference, in Bobigny (near Paris), by the United Sikhs legal team, who had filed a communication on behalf of Ranjit Singh to the UNHRC in December 2008.

UNHRC’s decision in France turban case widely applauded world-over

Ludhiana, Punjab (January 13, 2012): Yesterday's decision of United Nations Human Rights Committee uplifting Dastar/Turban ban in France is widely welcomed by various Human rights activists, Sikh organizations, lawyers and rights bodies. Sikh Siyasat Network was able to collects comments of various prominent persons on this matter.

Dastar Issue in NZ: Club should move into the 21st century

Ludhiana (December 21, 2009): Recently a Club in New Zealand refused enterance to a Sikh Karnail Singh in Club premises, as he was wearing a Dastar (Turban).