SIKH TEEN CHARGED WITH ASSAULT USING RELIGIOUS DAGGER. Montreal; Feb 9: The issue of whether a Sikh religious object should be consider a weapon. The Sikh boy has pleaded not guilty. If the boy was attacked then he has every right to use the dagger(kirpan). Guru Gobind Sing gave the kirpan for the protection for one self and to protect others. Most people I talked with disagree with me. They claim it is a symbol not a weapon. Is it just a symbol or more then that? Do the children should be made to carry weapon?