Turban Controversies

Second Sikh Doctor Allowed to Wear Articles of Faith; Enlisted Soldier In Training

September 9, 2010

Author: Steve Elliott

Source: The United States Army

http://www.army.mil/-news/2010/09/09/44944-second-sikh-doctor-allowed-to-wear-articles-of-faith-enlisted-soldier-in-training/

Standing at attention deep in the ranks of the Soldiers in crisp ACUs and combat boots, Capt. Kamaljeet Kalsi was just like every other officer there - proud of his achievements and ready to graduate...

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Sikh Sues Poland’s Border Guards After Ordered to Take Off Turban

September 8, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Global Sikh News/PAP

http://sikhsangat.org/2010/09/sikh-sues-poland%E2%80%99s-border-guards-after-ordered-to-take-off-turban/

A British Sikh is bringing a law suit against Poland’s border guards after he claims they tried to make him remove his turban at the International Frederic Chopin Airport in Warsaw.

Shaminder Singh Puri, a British citizen of Indian...

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U-Turn On 'Humiliating' Turban Airport Security Searches for Sikhs

July 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Daily Mail

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1291119/U-turn-humiliating-turban-airport-security-searches-sikhs.html?ITO=1490

Sikhs travelling through Britain's aiports will no longer undergo 'humiliating' searches of their turbans following fierce criticism of the policy. 

Just two months ago security staff were told they could pat...

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

June 15, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Express India/ANI

http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/Kiwi-club-s-turban-ban----a-wake-up-call---for-Sikhs--NZSC/634118/

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...

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Traditional Sikh Serves As Army Dentist On Fort Drum

June 1, 2010

Author: Paul Steven Ghiringhelli

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/traditional-sikh-serves-army-dentist-fort-drum

Aside from a striking physique, Capt. Tejdeep Singh Rattan is not what you would visually expect from a U.S. Army Soldier.

Rattan, a 31-year-old devotee of Sikhism, was granted special exemptions last year regarding Army Regulation 600-20 that permit him to wear a beard and a turban while in...

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The 2010 Sikh Summit

May 18, 2010

Author: Jaspreet Singh

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/2010-sikh-summit

In a week long series of meetings with lawmakers, Sikh organizations and community leaders engaged United States Senators and Members of Congress in a dialogue about issues that most affect Sikhs in the country. The 2010 Sikh Summit was organized by UNITED SIKHS as part of their ongoing advocacy projects to protect Sikh civil and human rights. Issues presented to...

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Sikhs Raise Terror, Turban Issue With US Lawmakers

May 12, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Yahoo News

http://in.news.yahoo.com/48/20100512/1248/twl-sikhs-raise-terror-turban-issue-with.html

Sikh leaders met US lawmakers during a week-long summit here and sought meaningful solutions to the issues of concerns to the community like discriminatory practices, hate crimes and the right to wear turban.

The 2010 Sikh Summit was organised by UNITED SIKHS as part of their...

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Sikhs Raise Terror, Turban Issue With US Lawmakers

May 12, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Yahoo News

http://in.news.yahoo.com/48/20100512/1248/twl-sikhs-raise-terror-turban-issue-with.html

Sikh leaders met US lawmakers during a week-long summit here and sought meaningful solutions to the issues of concerns to the community like discriminatory practices, hate crimes and the right to wear turban.

The 2010 Sikh Summit was organised by UNITED SIKHS as part of their...

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