Sikhs in UK can now buy, keep 3-ft kirpans

(Representational Image) Written by Kamalpreet Kaur The United Kingdom government has passed an amendment by which Sikhs in the country will be allowed to own a longer ‘kirpan (dagger)’ and use it during religious and cultural functions. ‘The Offensive Weapons Bill’ received the royal assent on Thursday. The initial […]

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Austria Votes to Ban Muslim Girls From Wearing Headscarf in Primary Schools

Practicing Muslim girls usually begin wearing a headscarf at puberty, and Austria’s governing parties have admitted the law is intended for Muslim girls. Credit: Reuters Austria’s parliament has passed a law intended to ban Muslim girls from wearing the headscarf in primary schools, a measure that is likely to […]

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City council’s first Sikh woman Cabinet member named

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal is the first Sikh woman cabinet member in Wolverhampton Jasbir Jaspal has been named as Wolverhampton Council’s public health and wellbeing boss under new Labour leader Ian Brookfield. The Heath Town councillor, who has previously chaired the authority’s health scrutiny panel, says she wants to prioritise […]

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Bar denies Sikh customer because his turban violated dress code: ‘I was surprised this happened in such a diverse community’

Gurvinder Grewal of Stony Brook, N.Y. was not allowed inside Harbor Grill in Port Jefferson because of his turban, which is worn as part of his Sikh religion. (Photo: Courtesy of Gurvinder Grewal) A Long Island bar turned away a Sikh customer because his turban resembled a “do-rag” and […]

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On Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary, bike ride from Canada to Punjab

Members of Sikh Motorcycle Club Canada at Chandigarh on Thursday. (Express photo by Jaipal Singh) (Written by Aryan Trivedi) As the six riders Azad Singh Sidhu, Jatinder Singh Chauhan , Mandeep Singh Dhaliwal , Pravjit Singh Takhar, Sukhvir Singh Mlait and Jasmeet Pal Singh from Sikh Motorcycle Club, British […]

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