Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Remove ‘kirpan’ for exam, baptised Sikh told

Amritsar: The SGPC has asked Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar to initiate action in an instance in which a student was initially stopped from taking an examination because he was wearing Sri Saheb (small kirpan). SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar told Khattar that a baptised Sikh named Harmanpreet Singh, a resident of Ambala, was to take the entrance examination for the post of junior engineer at Yamunanagar. But an invigilator prevented him from taking the exam until he removed his Sri Saheb. He informed his relatives and they approached the local Sikh leaders. After a lot of persuasion, he was allowed to take the examination, but 40 minutes late.

with thanks : TribuneIndia : LINK : for detailed report.

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