Wednesday, March 09, 2022

SGPC urges Civil Aviation ministry to withdraw notification barring Sikh employees from wearing Kirpan at Indian airports

Amritsar: The premier body of the Sikhs, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) condemned the recent notification by the Ministry of Civil Aviation barring Amritdhari (initiated) Sikh employees who wear their Kakaar (Kirpan) from performing duty at the Indian airports.

President Advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami has termed the notification of the government as an attack on Sikh rights, in which, Sikh employees are barred from wearing Kirpan, one of the five Kakaars (symbols of faith).

While taking further the issue to the government of India, Advocate Dhami has written a letter to the Union minister of civil aviation Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, urging immediate withdrawal of this order issued on March 4, 2022.

"In their own country, this discrimination is a major attack on the religious freedom of the citizen Sikhs, which will never be allowed to be implemented. The government of India should never forget that the Sikhs have remained at the forefront in making sacrifices for the freedom of this country and if the culture of the country survives today it is because of the Sikhs", said Advocate Dhami.

09/03/22 Ravinder Singh Robin/ZeeNews

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