Sarika Singh, 14, has refused to remove the silver bangle, or Kara, which she regards as a sign of her faith.
Aberdare Girls School has a strict uniform policy which prevents pupils from wearing any kind of religious symbols. Muslim girls are not allowed to wear headscarves at the school and all pupils are prevented from openly displaying their faith.
Sikhs have gone to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg to challenge a French law banning the wearing of turbans for ID documents.
Sikhs in Los Angeles are planning a protest against a radio station after one of its radio jockeys (RJs) referred to turbaned Sikhs as wearing a “diaper” on their head.
The turban is mandatory for baptized Sikh men, and optional — though uncommon — for women who tend to wear head scarves, at least inside the temple. The turban and the unshorn hair underneath together are considered sacred, said Gurinder Singh Mann, professor of Sikh studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Mann said the turban also is seen as a cultural symbol.
A Sikh man has sued a Texas judge who allegedly forced him to remove his turban during a traffic citation case.
US authorities have initiated a dialogue with the Sikh community to find a “workable solution” to its concerns over new airport security procedures that involve a mandatory “pat-down” of turbans.
A new Homeland Security Department policy singles out Sikh men for rigorous airport security searches at the discretion of screeners, a national civil rights organization says.
The President of the Irish Sikh Council has dismissed reports that the council is to pursue legal channels to challenge a ruling, which prohibits a Sikh garda reserve recruit from wearing a turban as part of his uniform.
A Punjab Police team arrived here Friday morning to interrogate the sect chief who is accused of hurting religious sentiments of the Sikh community by attiring himself like 10th Sikh guru Gobind Singh earlier this year.