Row Erupts as School Asks Hindu Kids to Wear Turbans

May 9, 2008

Author: Neel Kamal

Source: The Times of India

Even as Sikhs in France and India complain loudly about the turban ban in schools there, a school here has directed all its Hindu students to wear a pagri 'without fail'.

The Akal Academy here, which has branches across the country, started operations in 1993 and has 1,400 students now.

A substantial 20% are Hindus. Not content with forcing the turban on Hindu students, the school has now announced a fine for all "defaulters" and said that the turban is an indispensable part of its dress code.