Tag Archives: Kirpan

Sergeant-at-arms hailed as Canadian hero for shooting dead terrorist.

Canada: Kevin Vickers has vocally supported Canadian Sikhs right to wear Kirpan in Parliament. The man being hailed as a hero for reportedly shooting a gunman in Canada’s national parliament is Kevin Vickers, who, as the holder of the post of sergeant-at-ams, is officially responsible for safety and security within the grounds of the building. The role’s ceremonial element has ...

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Air India told to refund ticket amount, compensation to baptised Sikh

Amritsar, Punjab: The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Air India to refund the amount spend by a baptised Sikh passenger on a domestic ticket along with Rs 10,000 as compensation for causing harassment and Rs 2,000 as litigation expenses. The passenger, wearing a four-inch kirpan was not allowed to board the flight from Ahmedabad to Amritsar. In a complaint ...

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Complaint against Indore BJP MLA for ‘hurting’ Sikh sentiments

Bathinda, Punjab: A complaint has been filed in a local court against Usha Thakur, BJP MLA from Indore in Madhya Pradesh, for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of Sikhs by wearing a kirpan without being a baptised Sikh. The complaint has been filed by Sikh preacher Baba Hardip Singh, head of Ek Noor Khalsa Fauj, Sardulgarh, in Mansa district, and Baljinder ...

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800 Raleigh Police Department Agents Complete First Ever Sikh Cultural Awareness Training.

Raleigh, North Carolina: UNITED SIKHS and The Sikh Gurudwara of North Carolina (SGNC) are proud to announce the completion of the first ever Sikh Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity Training for the Raleigh Police department. The training was conducted in twelve sessions. The aim of these sessions was to explain who Sikhs are, their five articles of faith, and how to ...

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American-Sikh man prevented from carrying ‘kirpan’ on jury duty

Washington, USA: An American-Sikh man has been denied permission to carry a kirpan or ceremonial dagger while serving on a jury by a California court. Gursant Singh, who converted to Sikhism over three decades ago, says he will still go to court for the jury duty next week with community leaders, asking for a chance to serve with his kirpan which ...

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