Kirpan Controversies

Sikh Students Can Wear Dagger In Plymouth-Canton Schools, but With Modifications

January 31, 2011

Author: David Lawrence

Source: The Detroit Free-Press

http://www.freep.com/print/article/20110131/NEWS02/110131014/Sikh-students-can-wear-dagger-Plymouth-Canton-schools-modifications

The Plymouth-Canton school district has opted to allow Sikh students to wear a small, religious dagger to school.

 

The decision reverses a ban put in place in December...

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Sikh Refuses to Enter Courthouse Because Of Kirpan Ban

April 22, 2010

Author: Sarah Sacheli

Source: The Gazette

http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/Sikh+refuses+enter+courthouse+because+kirpan/2940181/story.html

A man at the centre of a dispute at a Windsor, Ont., Sikh temple refused to enter a courthouse to testify Thursday after a judge banned him from wearing his ceremonial dagger.

Dr. Sukdev Singh Kooner, an allergist and respected leader at a gurdwara...

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Sikh Organization Defends Kirpan After Man Stabbed In Brampton

April 8, 2010

Author: Kenyon Wallace

Source: Canada.com/National Post

http://www.canada.com/news/story.html?id=2776126

The World Sikh Organization of Canada is moving to dispel misconceptions about the kirpan, a small ceremonial dagger worn by Sikhs, following an incident on Friday outside the Sikh Lehar Centre in Brampton where a man was stabbed with a kirpan. Sukhwant Singh was charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault after Manjit Mangat, 53, was...

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Brampton Kirpan Attack Renews Debate Over Sikh Daggers

April 6, 2010

Author: Raveena Aulakh

Source: Toronto Star

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/crime/article/791293--brampton-kirpan-attack-renews-debate-over-sikh-daggers?bn=1

The crowd of about 150 people was yelling obscenities and threats outside the Sikh Lehar Centre in Brampton when three temple officials stepped out to pacify them.

Within seconds, one in the crowd, clutching a thick steel...

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