Knighthood for UK's First Sikh Judge

December 31, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Zee News

Mota Singh, who is the UK's first Sikh and Asian judge, has been knighted by the British Queen.

London-based Singh, who is also a Queen's Counsel, has been knighted in the Queen's New Year Honours List for "services to the Administration of Justice, Community Relations and to the Voluntary Sector". 

His decision to wear a white turban in court, instead of a wig, came to be seen as a sign of a multicultural Britain.