Quebec Bans Sikh Daggers From Capitol

February 10, 2011

Author: Ron Csillag

Source: BeliefNet News

Wire Service: RNS

Lawmakers in the province of Quebec voted unanimously on Wednesday (Feb. 9) to ban the kirpan, a Sikh ceremonial dagger, from the legislature building.


The opposition Parti Quebecois said it was acting to underscore Quebec's neutrality in dealing with religious groups, while the governing Liberal Party argued that the ban is needed for security reasons.