British Sikhs Fear Discrimination as Metal Detectors are Introduced at Train Stations

May 8, 2006

Source: SikhNet/UNITED SIKHS

On May 8, 2006 UNITED SIKHS reported, "The British Police have been asked for a public assurance that [k]irpan-wearing Sikhs will not be discriminated against as knife detectors are introduced at train stations. UNITED SIKHS highlighted their concern last week in letters to the Metropolitan Police, the British Transport Police, the West Midlands Police and the Association of Chief Police Officers. Under Operation Shield, knife detectors which have been used in London, Birmingham and Liverpool train stations since February, will eventually be used at all stations across the United Kingdom."