Sikh Children Can Carry 'Kirpan' In 61 Schools In US

September 25, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Times of India

Sikh students enrolled in 61 schools run by the National Heritage Academies in the US have been allowed to carry 'kirpan', a symbol of their faith, subject to certain restrictions.

The National Heritage Academies (NHA), which runs its schools in the states of Michigan, Ohio, Colorado, Indiana, North Carolina and New York, has allowed Sikh children to carry 'kirpan' in the institutions, a statement issued by the United Sikhs, a Sikh advocacy group, said. 

See also: Sikhism, Schools