UNITED SIKHS Meets Ambassador to Rebut France's Denial of Turban Ban
February 6, 2016
New Delhi: UNITED SIKHS led a meeting with the French ambassador on Thursday to rebut France's recent statement that the turban was not banned in France. UNITED SIKHS director, Gurpreet Singh, submitted to the French ambassador, H.E. Francois Richier, that it was misleading to say that there is no Sikh turban ban in France as the 2004 ban in public schools and on ID photos continues to date.
Birmingham, UK - UNITED SIKHS are pleased to announce that we have been working with Halfords Group PLC to introduce new guidance confirming that Sikhs may wear their articles of faith, including the Kirpan, for Amritdhari Sikhs (initiated Sikhs who have taken Amrit), on all Halfords premises.
Chandigarh, Panjab - UNITED SIKHS along with Kendri Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Institute of Sikh Studies, International Sikh Confederation, Akhand Kirtani Jatha, Panthic Tal Mel Sangathan, Shiromani Akali Dal Panch Pradhani, Dal Khalsa and Shiromani Khalsa Panchayat will submit a letter to the Panjab Chief Minister today which asks if his government had raised the turban ban with the French President, Francois Hollande, during his visit to Chandigarh on Sunday.
Chandigarh, Panjab - SIKHS have once again urged visiting French President Francois Hollande to reverse the turban ban in France. In a letter submitted to the French President on the eve of his visit to Chandigarh, UNITED SIKHS reminded him that French Sikhs continue to be deprived of their right to wear a turban, even though, in the three cases that our legal team had filed against the ban.
All my life I have dreamed of serving my country, but when I tried to enlist in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program at Hofstra University, I was told I couldn't due to my religious beliefs.