Sikh Sues Over Removal of Turban During Security Checks

October 24, 2002

Source: Newsday

On October 24, 2002 Newsday reported that "an East Meadow man who is a member of the Sikh religion has filed a $ 60-million civil rights suit charging that he was twice barred from boarding flights at Long Island MacArthur Airport last year because his religion forbade his removing his turban for security checks. Tejindar Singh Kahlon, 65, filed the suit yesterday in U.S. District Court in Central Islip against the Town of Islip, which operates the airport; Southwest Airlines; and security firm International Total Services."