Tag Archives: Kirpan

A Kirpan is Not a Threat – It’s my Cultural Heritage

UK: Within the media we are often bombarded with ‘Rise in knife crime’ headlines and presented with tragic cases of brutal stabbings. There are some people today who often refer to the Kirpan, a religious article of faith worn by ...

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Sikh students can carry ‘kirpan’ in 61 US schools

Washington DC, USA: Sikh students enrolled in 61 schools run by the National Heritage Academies in the US have been allowed to carry ‘kirpan’, a symbol of their faith, subject to certain restrictions. The National Heritage Academies (NHA), which runs ...

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California House passes ‘kirpan’ bill

Sacramento, California: In a landmark legislation, the California State Legislature has unanimously passed a bill to train law enforcement personnel about Sikhs and the religious significance of ‘kirpans’. The legislation (AB 504) was unanimously passed by the California State Legislature. ...

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