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Kirpan-carrying Sikhs told to leave store in Canada

Two elderly Sikh men were stopped by staff and security at a store in Canada and told they could not enter with their kirpans.

Sikhs face problems while carrying Kirpans in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

Display of solidarity with the white part of the Pakistan flag seems difficult in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa due to security reasons. The region that has seen many operations against militancy has become so keen on preventing them in future that it has failed to realise that Sikhs can no longer practice all aspects of their religion freely.

Amritdhari Sikh students asked to remove Kirpan on Yoga Day

As per media reports, Amritdhari Sikh students directed by the Chandigarh (U. T.) police to remove and keep their "Kirpans" at home while participating in Indian government sponsored Yoga Day in Chandigarh on June 21.

Forcing Sikh candidates to remove Kirpan: Haryana exam supintendent suspended

The Haryana government has reportedly suspended Fakir Chand, examination superintendent who had prevented Sikh candidates from entering examination hall during a civil examination held in Ambala on May 1.

Amritdhari Sikhs barred from exam in Haryana over Kirpan and Kara

Two Amritdhari Sikhs were reportedly barred from entering examination halls by Haryana Staff Selection Commission representatives. Duo were barred for wearing Kirpan and Kara, that are must for a Sikh to wear all the times.

Sikh candidates for AIPMT forced to take off ‘kara’ and ‘kirpan’ for exam

The organizers of All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) forced Sikh students in Punjab, Chandigarh and Jaipur to remove Kara and Kirpan before entering the examination centre.

Ambala Kirpan Issue: High Court stays sessions judge’s order; Next hearing on Aug. 12

Acting on a petition moved by an Amritdhari Sikh from Ambala, the Punjab and Haryana High Court yesterday stayed orders of Session court of Ambala regarding removal of Kirpan in court room. It is notable that a Sessions judge of Ambala had refused to record witness of a Sikh who was wearing a 'Kirpan'.

Ambala Sikh Kirpan issue: High court issues notice to Haryana secretary; Next hearing on May 12

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has reportedly taken up a petition filed by an Amritdhari Sikh, who was dined to depose as a witness in the court because he was carrying a ‘Kirpan’. The High court took up the petition on Friday (May 09) and issued notice to the Haryana home secretary.

Amritdhari Sikh denied permissions to depose in Ambala sessions court for wearing Kirpan

An Amritdhri Sikh named Dilawar Singh has reportedly been denied permissions depose as witness in Ambala Sessions court. Ambala's sessions judge Rajesh Gupta has reportedly passed a written order against Dilawar Singh directing him to remove his 'Kirpan' in order to depose in his court.

Kirpan Issue: Sikhs likely to get limited relief in Italy

Sikhs residing in Italy are likely to get some relief on Kirpan issue, as the Italian authorities have reportedly agreed to allow to ‘limited size’ Kirpan at public places.

Ban on kirpans hard to justify [Editorial, NZ Herald/ Bay of Plenty Times]

The Supreme Sikh Council says the kirpan is one of five articles of faith to be worn by baptised Sikhs at all times and cannot be removed.

World Sikh Organization of Canada assists student barred from wearing Kirpan in LSAT

The World Sikh Organization of Canada has successfully assisted a Sikh student barred from wearing his kirpan into the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).

INDIA: Sikh student prevented from taking part in exam by Rajasthan University because of Kirpan; SGPC warns legal action

Amritsar, Punjab (July 31, 2014): The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) has strongly criticized Ganganagar (Rajasthan) based “University of Kota” also called “Kota University” for banning an Amritdhari Sikh student from entrying the examination hall because of his Kirpan.

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