Sikh Students Allowed to Carry Kirpan to Schools in Australia

December 6, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times of India

Sikh students would be allowed to carry kirpans or small daggers to school following a recommendation by a parliamentary committee in Australia's Victoria state but the move has outraged principals.

The committee has also given the green light for Muslim students to wear hijabs or veils in the state's classrooms following a year-long inquiry into uniforms which was tabled in the Victorian parliament on Wednesday.

The Education and Training Committee recommended that all schools should accommodate clothing or other items that are religiously significant.