Tag Archives: turban

Italy says sensitive to Sikhs’ concerns

New Delhi: Italy today reassured India that it was sensitive to the concerns of the Sikh community in the wake of a controversy after a Sikh delegation was held up at Rome airport and members asked to remove their turbans. This was conveyed by Italian Ambassador Daniele Mancini to Sudhir Vyas, Secretary (West) in the External Affairs Ministry, when he ...

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DSGMC chief told to take off turban at Rome

Amritsar, Punjab: Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president Manjeet Singh GK was asked to take off his turban during a security check at the Rome International Airport in Italy on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday. When he refused, he was not allowed to board the flight. Talking to The Tribune over the phone from New Delhi, DSGMC general secretary ...

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A Sikh American soldier’s battle for the turban

Washington, USA:  July 21 (IANS) “If the militaries in Canada, England, India and progressive nations allow Sikhs to serve in turbans and beards, then why can’t the US?” That was the question that Major Kamaljeet Singh Kalsi, the first Sikh soldier in a generation allowed to keep the articles of his faith, posed to his commanders back in 2009 when ...

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Husband and wife jailed for attacking Sikh taxi driver and ripping off his turban

 Australia: A HUSBAND and wife will spend nine months in jail for attacking a Sikh taxi driver in Darwin who was racially abused, punched and had his turban ripped off his head. Justice Stephen Southwood sentenced Angeline Kim Sollitt, 44, and Michael John Arbouin, 40 for the “unprovoked” and ” malicious” attack on taxi driver Jagroop Singh. “The turban is the ...

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NDP MPS PARTICIPATE IN SOLIDARITY SOCCER GAMES ACROSS CANADA

Ottawa, Canada: With the Quebec Soccer Federation’s recent decision to lift its ban on turbans, NDP MPs adorned patkas and turbans as they joined solidarity soccer games throughout Canada. In Edmonton, one day after the Quebec Soccer Federation lifted its ban, Public Works and Government Services critic Linda Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona) joined the Punjabi Sports Association for a game of soccer. ...

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