Kiwi Club’s Turban Ban, 'A Wake-Up Call' for Sikhs

June 15, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Express India/ANI

Auckland New Zealand’s Cosmopolitan Clubs have said that they will not criticise a Manurewa club’s decision to maintain a ban on wearing ‘turbans’ in its bar despite the New Zealand Sikh Council calling it “a wake-up call” for Sikhs in the country.

Auckland’s Manurewa Cosmopolitan Club held a poll during its annual meeting on Sunday, in which about 75 percent members said that they wanted to maintain its policy forbidding the headwear.

The vote was held after Karnail Singh was barred from entering the club in November last year for not removing his turban.