UnitedSikhs

RTT News Archive 2006

November

External Link Icon BOBIGNY (AFP) – A Sikh student expelled from a high school in Seine-Saint-Denis because of his turban
November 24, 2006
A young 16 year-old Sikh boy was permanently expelled on Tuesday evening from the vocational high school Claude-Nicolas-Ledoux at Pavillons-sous-Bois in Seine-Saint-Denis.
External Link Icon BOBIGNY (AFP) - Un élève sikh exclu d'un lycée de Seine-Saint-Denis en raison de son turban
November 24, 2006
Un jeune sikh de 16 ans a été définitivement exclu mardi soir du lycée professionnel Claude-Nicolas-Ledoux aux Pavillons-sous-Bois en Seine-Saint-Denis.

September

External Link Icon France Isolates Sikh Students Over Turban
September 15, 2006
The debate over the ban on wearing of religious symbols in state-run schools continues in France...
 

May

External Link Icon Ensuring Freedom of Sikhs to practice our Faith
There have been numerous cases of Sikhs in France feeling 'pressured' to give up their faith to 'fit' in with Social norms. One such example is that of eight year old Harjeet Singh (pictured) and his father who both were 'pressured'....
May 24, 2006

April

External Link Icon Dastar Divas Held
Members of Akaal Purkh Ki Fauj (APKF), the Sikh Children Forum, USA, and United Sikh, UK, wearing yellow-coloured turbans ....
April 13, 2006

March

External Link Icon SGPC Asks PM to Approach France on Turban Issue
Amritsar: The Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the body that controls the management of Sikh gurdwaras and serves as the spiritual and temporal seat of the Sikh community....
March 24, 2006
External Link Icon French Tribunal Rules Against Sikh Turbans in Driver's License Photos
The French Conseil d'Etat [official website], the country's highest administrative tribunal, held [decision, in French] Monday that Sikhs have to remove their turbans....
March 07, 2006
External Link Icon French Sikhs Appeal on Turban Ban
French Sikhs have appealed to President Jacques Chirac over a ruling that they must remove their turbans for driver's licence photographs....
March 07, 2006
External Link Icon PARIS, 2 mars 2006 (AFP) - Photo du permis avec turban sikh : nouveau recours devant le Conseil d'Etat
Un sikh de Sarcelles (Val-d'Oise) et l'association United Sikhs ont demandé jeudi au Conseil d'Etat de suspendre une circulaire du ....
March 02, 2006
External Link Icon PARIS, 2nd March 2006 (AFP) - Photo of the license with Sikh turban: new appeal before the Conseil d'Etat
A Sikh from Sarcelles (Val-d'Oise) and the United Sikhs Association have appealed to the Conseil d'Etat on Thursday to suspend a circular issued by the Ministry....
March 02, 2006

January

External Link Icon Sikh group terms French law as discriminatory
A US-based group that fights for the rights of minorities, especially the Sikhs, said on Tuesday that it would attack a French law banning religious attire in schools as discriminatory on racial grounds when it came to Sikh turbans.
January 04, 2006
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