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Girl denied admission by private school for wearing turban

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  1. spnadmin

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    Girl denied admission by private school for wearing turban

    http://www.indianexpress.com/news/g...by-private-school-for-wearing-turban/1094988/

    This is posted from Jalandar

    A family belonging to Amritdhari Sikh sect has alleged that a private school denied admission to their daughter as her turban was in breach of the school's uniform, a claim rubbished by the institution's principal.

    Harpreet Singh alleged that his daughter Amandeep was denied admission by Cambridge International School for Girls because her turban did not conform to the school's dress code.

    However, the school's principal Deepa Dogra denied the allegation and said there has been some miscommunication as there were already students studying there wearing turban.

    Singh, who wanted his daughter to get admission in class IX, said they were told by one of the faculty members that wearing turban was not allowed in the school.

    He also complained the matter to Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandhak Committee (SGPC), the apex religious body of the Sikhs, following which some local Sikh leaders gathered outside the school today in protest.

    Describing the incident as unfortunate, Dogra apologised to the family for "any hurt caused due to miscommunication".
     
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  3. Kanwaljit Singh

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    When I read the headline (and not the content) I thought this could surely not happen in India. Ah the assumptions we keep!
     
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    It still smells fishy. No reason was given about the rejection of her admission.
     
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    There is something fishy about the article. It did happen in India; however, the title and the story are kind of out of alignment. The father, who has no reason to lie as far as we ca tell, says one thing. The head of the school says something else. It makes no sense to happen in India. Too many squeaks in this car's chassis. That is why I want to follow it and see what the real story turns out to be.
     
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