We will look at turban ban: Sarkozy
Special Correspondent
25 Jan 2008

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha L.K. Advani on Friday raised the issue of ban on Sikh turbans in French government schools with President Nicolas Sarkozy during one-on-one talks.

Sikh organisations and individuals have been requesting Dr. Singh to ask Mr. Sarkozy to review a law of 2004 that bans wearing of turbans. Subsequently, France refused to issue passports, driving licences and residence cards to Sikhs who do not remove their turbans for ID photos.

BJP sources said Mr. Advani told Mr. Sarkozy that it was a sensitive issue and should be reviewed. He assured the BJP leader that he would have a look at it.

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