Category: Sikhism

UK police force blows 100,000 Pounds on failed search to find a helmet to cover Sikh officer’s turban

turban West Midlands Police started its search after one Sikh constable decided he wanted to join the counter-terrorist Operational Support Unit.

The man, thought to be in his mid-20s, was refused a place because he was unable to fit the necessary helmet and respirator over his turban and beard, both of which are requirements for strict adherents to his faith.

Alleged theft of Sikh’s turban deemed harassment

The District Attorney’s Office pressed felony charges against three suspects, alleging they had taken the turban because of their perceptions of Singh’s religion or national origin. But last week, a grand jury declined to indict the men on those charges, instead accusing them of misdemeanor harassment and third-degree theft.