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Sikh News After turban issue in France, kirpan controversy rocks Chandigarh

Discussion in 'Breaking News' started by Neutral Singh, Nov 2, 2004.

  1. Neutral Singh

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    After turban issue in France, kirpan controversy rocks Chandigarh


    Even as the French turban issue involving Sikhs refuses to settle down, another
    religious symbol of the community is in the eye of a storm - this time back home
    in India.

    The kirpan, a three-foot-long sword kept by baptised Sikhs at all times as part
    of their religious attire, has raked up a controversy.

    One of the five high priests of the Sikhs - jathedar (head) of Damdama Sahib
    Sikh temple Balwant Singh Nandgarh - last week refused to enter the US Embassy
    in New Delhi after he was asked to deposit his kirpan.
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