Sikh concerns delay hand search plans at UK airports

England’s Department for Transport has delayed plans to bring in hand searches at UK airport security because of concerns from a Sikh group.

Sikhs are concerned it could mean hand checks of turbans or demands for the religious headwear to be removed. The changes have already been implemented across the EU.

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