Punjab: Girl denied admission by school for wearing turban

However, the school’s principal said there has been some miscommunication as there were already students studying there wearing turban.

Jalandhar, Punjab: A family belonging to Amritdhari Sikh sect has alleged that a private school denied admission to their daughter as her turban was in breach of the school’s uniform, a claim rubbished by the institution’s principal.
Harpreet Singh alleged that his daughter Amandeep was denied admission by Cambridge International School for Girls because her turban did not conform to the school’s dress code.
However, the school’s principal Deepa Dogra denied the allegation and said there has been some miscommunication as there were already students studying there wearing turban.

Singh, who wanted his daughter to get admission in class IX, said they were told by one of the faculty members that wearing turban was not allowed in the school. He also complained the matter to Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandhak Committee (SGPC), the apex religious body of the Sikhs, following which some local Sikh leaders gathered outside the school today in protest.
Describing the incident as unfortunate, Dogra apologized to the family for “any hurt caused due to miscommunication”.

Source: IBN Live

One comment

  1. Thank you for highlighting this incident. And, hope all Sikhs raise voice against this kind of unspoken discrimination within and outside India. But to the family I say, why not send your kids to Khalsa school if raising them in Sikh values is a deep concern. Sadly, the Punjab government or administrative machinery is full of Hindu majority like this Principal which use their political and administrative control and blatantaly discriminate against Sikhs, village folks, lower castes and other minorities etc. The mindset that city folks they belong to some high class or something has to change.

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