Sikh[s] Can Carry Kirpans to Olympics Events In Canada

December 26, 2009

Author: A. Kaur

Source: Global Sikh News

Sikhs will be able to carry a kirpan, or ceremonial knife, to Olympic events if they adhere to a number of conditions, the Vancouver 2010 Integrated Security Unit has announced.

ISU doesn’t expect the religious item will pose an additional risk at venues.

Anyone wearing a kirpan must inform security personnel when being screened at an event and must also be wearing the other symbolic articles of Sikh faith.