UnitedSikhs

RTT Bulletin Archive 2004

October

link opens in new window FRENCH COURT GIVES SCHOOL 15 DAYS TO GRANT SIKH SCHOOL BOYS A RIGHT TO A HEARING
A French court has ordered a school to form a disciplinary committee, to decide within 15 days, if it will admit or expel three French Sikh school-boys ending a six-week stalemate since schools reopened in September.
October 22, 2004
link opens in new window French Government Retracts its Recent Statement on Hairnet
The French government has retracted its recent statement that Sikh school children will be required to wear hairnets instead of turbans in public schools, saying that there has been a misunderstanding.
October 01, 2004

September

link opens in new window French Turban Issue NOT Resolved: French Sikh Community Denies PM Dr. Manmohan Singh’s Statement
The French Sikh community has denied the claim by Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh that the Turban issue has been resolved amicably.
September 28, 2004
link opens in new window France Schools Refuse Sikh Schoolchildren’sEntry into Classrooms
Despite repeated requests to the French government for a permanent resolution to the Sikh student turban ban in writing, no such document has yet been provided to the Sikh community.
September 20, 2004
link opens in new window FRENCH SIKHS TO SUE THEIR GOVERNMENT OVER BAN ON TURBAN
The French Sikh community decided last night to take legal action against their government for banning Sikh school children from wearing the Turban to public schools.
September 08, 2004
link opens in new window FRENCH SCHOOLS STOP TURBAN-WEARING SIKHS FROM ENTERING SCHOOL
Fulfilling his commitment to wear his Turban to school, 14-year-old Jasvir Singh marched to school day before yesterday to purchase his textbooks for the school year.
September 04, 2004

August

link opens in new window French Sikh Schoolboy Will Defy Law and Wear Turban To School—Unicef Will Meet UNITED SIKHS to Discuss the Issue
Jasvir Singh, a 14 year-old French Sikh schoolboy says that he will defy the ban and wear his Turban to school, which re-opens next week. He said that he is forced to defy the law of the land because he cannot defy…
August 26, 2004
link opens in new window France's Sikhs want to meet Manmohan on turban issue
Sikhs in France have sought an urgent meeting with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over their dispute with the French government over allowing children to wear turbans in public schools…
August 05, 2004

June

link opens in new window Pro-Hijab Strongly Condemns European Court's Support of Turkish Headscarf Ban
Assembly for the Protection of Hijab (Pro-Hijab) was deeply dismayed to hear of today’s decision by the European Court of Human Rights which has rejected the appeal of Leyla Sahlin to sit her…
June 30, 2004

June

link opens in new window Pro-Hijab Strongly Condemns European Court's Support of Turkish Headscarf Ban
Assembly for the Protection of Hijab (Pro-Hijab) was deeply dismayed to hear of today’s decision by the European Court of Human Rights which has rejected the appeal of Leyla Sahlin to sit her…
June 30, 2004

May

link opens in new window RIGHT TO TURBAN CAMPAIGN (FRANCE) UPDATE
The French Prime Minister has given a conditional assurance to the Sikh community that French Sikh school children will not be banned from wearing their Turban in public schools…
May 17, 2004

March

link opens in new window 35 members of the House of Representatives Co-sponser House Resolution 528
DC – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that France should modify or abandon its ban on religious articles and symbols in state schools and respect the freedom of all to practice their religious faith without state interference…
March 21, 2004

February

link opens in new window French Consul General (Atlanta) Rene-Serge Marty says, “You are not you, if you don’t have the Turban. I feel pity that the Stasi commission did not consider or consult Sikhs while proposing the law.”
A delegation of concerned Sikhs met with Consul General of France Rene-Serge Marty on February 13th to express their concern on the proposed ban of articles of faith in France...
February 21, 2004

link opens in new window French MPs vote for Muslim headscarf ban BY AGENCIES
French MPs have today voted overwhelmingly in favour of banning the wearing of Islamic headscarves and other religious apparel in public schools...
February 10, 2004

January

link opens in new window Join the Sikh March in Paris
Download the "Rally To Paris" flyer and distribute it within your Gurdwaras adn community centers...
January 31, 2004
link opens in new window UNITED SIKHS LED DELEGATION MEETS FRENCH DIPLOMAT
The French Government is determined to implement the proposed law which will ban the wearing of ‘ostensible’ religious symbols by the start of the next school year.
January 19, 2004
link opens in new window UPDATES AND ACTION ALERT: PEOPLE OF THE WORLD HUMAN RIGHTS ARE AT STAKE. THE TIME FOR ACTION IS NOW
French President Jacques Chirac has moved for the ban against wearing articles of faith in schools and their regulation in the workplace throughout France. If this ban is implemented....
January 18, 2004

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