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Aussie Sikh Student Wins Discrimination Case against Christian School [Copy of Full Judgement]

In a landmark decision, the Victorian Administrative and Civil Tribunal (VCAT) ruled on Tuesday that 5 year old Sidhak Singh had been unlawfully discriminated by a Christian school that had refused to enrol him because he had unshorn hair and wore a patka, a head covering worn by Sikh children.

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.

Sikh teenage author forced to remove turban at US airport

As per media reports Karanveer Singh Pannu, a US based Sikh teenager who authored a book about bullying that the Sikh school children faces in the US was forced to remove his turban at the Meadows Field Airport in Bakersfield, California.

Australian Sikh student under shock after being mocked, attacked for wearing turban

A suspected racial attack on a teenager Sikh student in Melbourne has held him and his family in deep shock. Harjeet Singh, 13, was assaulted, mocked and threatened with being stabbed for wearing a turban.

Sikh Network issues guidance for airports worldwide on how to respectfully treat the Dastaar (Sikh turban)

The Sikh Network has issued guidance for airports worldwide on how to respectfully treat the Dastaar (Sikh turban).

Sikh YouTuber Jus Reign forced to remove Turban at Airport

Famous Sikh comedian and YouTuber Jus Reign was reportedly forced to remove his turban during a security check at San Francisco. The incident took place weeks after a Sikh-American actor Waris Ahluwalia was barred from boarding a flight in Mexico for refusing to take off his turban.

Sikh actor/designer Waris Ahluwalia denied right to board on AeroMexico flight from Mexico City

This morning, celebrity Sikh designer/actor -- Waris Ahluwalia -- was denied the right to board on a plane. Waris Ahluwalia was set to board on an AeroMexico flight from Mexico City to New York City but he was denied the right to board the flight because he refused to remove his turban. ‪

US Army Sikh soldier permitted to keep wear turban

For the first time in five years, a decorated Sikh American has been granted a temporary 30-day religious accommodation to serve in the U.S. military while maintaining his Sikh articles of faith.

UK Govt. new rules allow Sikhs to wear Dastar (Turban) on workplaces

A release by UK government says that new rules mean Sikhs across the UK will no longer face the prospect of disciplinary action for wearing turbans in the workplace.

Sikh Human Rights group raises France Turban issue in UH Human Rights Council

The Sikh Human Rights Group wishes to draw Human Rights Council’s attention to the continuing degrading treatment of Sikh children in schools in France where the State’s inflexible narrow understanding of secularity continues to violate the dignity and self respect of Sikh children.

UK Education Secretary responds to Sikh Federation UK on Dastar issue

UK's Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has warned schools must do more to ensure their uniforms respect the needs of Britain's diverse religious and cultural communities.

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

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.

Illinois to Dastar/ Sikh Turban on Driver’s License Photos

After complaints from Sikh groups, the state of Illinois is reportedly telling DMV workers that anyone wearing a religious head covering doesn't have to take it off for a driver's license or photo ID.

WSO Canada welcomes reversal of Airport Turban Screening Procedure

The World Sikh Organization of Canada welcomes the reversal of a recently introduced mandatory Explosive Trace Detection turban screening procedure at Canadian airports.

USA: New Jersey authorities seek formal apology for removing Sikh’s turban for Driver’s Licence Photo

A news update by United Sikhs says a Sikh named Samitter Singh has received a written apology from the Motor Vehicles Commission in New Jersey in response to violation of his religious freedom.

UK Sikh gets compensation over Prison Turban-pin challenge

A Sikh solicitor has won undisclosed compensation after being barred from entering a prison to visit a client because he had pins in his turban.

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s office writes to Dept. of Corrections in Sikh Turban removal case

New York, USA: Mr. Gurbhej Singh Sandhu, an elderly Sikh gentleman, had his religious freedom violated by the New York City Department of Correction (DOC). Mr.Sandhu visited Rikers Island Correctional Facility on numerous occasions since February 2012 to meet with his son, who was serving a sentence at the facility. Mr.Sandhu was made to remove his turban on every occasion he went to meet his son at Rikers Island, including on November 13, 2013.

Legal Victory: Belgian Supreme Court overturns ban on turban in GO school

St Truiden, Belgium: The Belgian Conseil d’Etat has upheld the freedom of religion of Sikh students by overturning the ban on the Sikh Turban in a GO school, which is part of a large group of schools attended by many Sikh students in the Flemish part of Belgium.

Turbaned Sikh Woman Finally Allowed to Serve in Uniform

Fremont, CA: Two years ago, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB1964, or the California Workplace Religious Freedom Act (WRFA), into law. AB1964 prohibits religion-based segregation in the workplace and strengthens the legal standard for religious accommodations in favor of employees and job applicants. AB1964, which went into effect in January 2013, provides workers in California the nation’s strongest protections against religious discrimination.

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