Four Kirpan Cases Dropped Following Advocacy Efforts of Sikh Coalition

September 29, 2004

Source: Sikhnet

On September 29, 2004 Sikhnet reported, "prosecutors have been persuaded to drop criminal charges against Sikhs for carrying the kirpan four separate times over the past weeks. Two of the cases were initiated in Washington state. The other two were in California and Michigan. The Sikh Coalition has now successfully defended sixteen Sikhs from criminal prosecution for carrying the kirpan."