U-Turn On 'Humiliating' Turban Airport Security Searches for Sikhs

July 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Daily Mail


Sikhs travelling through Britain's aiports will no longer undergo 'humiliating' searches of their turbans following fierce criticism of the policy. 

Just two months ago security staff were told they could pat down and unravel a sikh's turban if the metal detector bleeped as they walked through. 

But these powers - given under European legislation - were branded as unaccpetable by the religion's leaders in Britain and the Department of Transport has had to act quickly.