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US lawmakers ask basketball body to review turban ban

Washington, USA: Appalled by the reports that Sikh players from India were asked to remove their turbans before an international basketball match, top lawmakers in the US have launched a campaign asking Fiba, the game’s governing body, to review the discriminatory policy. “We are concerned by the recent reports that Sikhs are unable to participate in the Fiba (Fédération Internationale de ...

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SIKH SOLDIERS FOUGHT FOR OUR FREEDOM AND WE’LL FIGHT TO PROTECT THEIRS: NDP

Ottawa, Canada: While addressing growing concern about the PQ Charter of Values in Quebec, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair promised to fight against institutionalized discrimination in honour of Sikh Veterans. When asked about the NDP’s position regarding a potential compromise that will limit a ban on religious symbols to police officers and judges, Mulcair responded by paying remembrance to the contributions of ...

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Sikh Boys asked to remove their turbans for Go-Karting- Sign, if you believe this should end!

Livermore, California:  “I have some bad news for you, that thing on your head is not allowed”, is how Arminder Singh (26), Gurpreet Singh (16), Diljit Singh (15), and Jaskirat Singh (11), were greeted by the employee of Boomers when they wanted to go kart. Boomers is a Family Entertainment Center in Livermore, California where these Sikh youth and children ...

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Indian Catholic School Bans Turban and Excludes Sikh Students

Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir, India: A 107 year old Catholic school in Jammu and Kashmir banned the turban and excluded some 40 Sikh students from classes for wearing the turban last week. The St Joseph’s Higher Secondary School in Baramulla, 50 km from the State Capital, Srinagar, which has about 300 Sikh students, imposed the ban saying that the turban ...

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Sikh ‘Fortress Turban’ to go on display at museum

Hillingdon,London: A magnificent ‘fortress turban’ is to go on display at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. It gives visitors a rare chance to explore the story of the Sikh Turban; a distinctive symbol of Sikh faith and history. The fortress turban is on loan from the British Museum following a successful exhibition at the Museum in 2011. This Turban is known ...

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