Sikh Man to Pursue Lawsuit Against Airline, Airport

January 9, 2002

Source: Newsday

On January 9, 2002, Newsday reported "Sikh Man to Sue Airline, Islip for Turban Incident." The article noted "A Family Court official who said he was twice barred from flights at Long Island MacArthur Airport in October because he refused to remove his turban during a security check has taken the first step toward suing the Town of Islip, which operates the airport. Tejindar Singh Kahlon, 64, a practicing Sikh who lives in East Meadow, said yesterday that he also planned to sue Southwest Airlines on federal civil rights charges." The article quoted Khalon: "'I'm trying to send a message that it's not right to discriminate, to profile.'"