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India Sikh Airport Staff May Be Allowed to Wear Symbolic Kirpan

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  1. spnadmin

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    AMRITSAR: Sikh employees of international airports in India may not get the concession to wear kirpan while working airside. Sikh's single largest representative body, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), is all set to lay seize to Sri Guru Ramdas International airport on June 8 th , demanding revoking of kirpan ban.

    However, sources informed TOI on Monday that the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security could suggest some measures including wearing of miniature kirpan at airside by baptized Sikh airport employees to sooth the hurt religious feelings of Sikhs and to diffuse the situation.

    SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar told TOI that they would stage a dharna at Sri Guru Ramdas International airport as per their scheduled programme. He also appealed to Sikhs to reach at airport to join the movement.

    SGPC sources informed that all the SGPC members have been asked to mobilize the crowd and reach Amritsar to show their strength to mount pressure on the government.

    The issue came to the fore after The Times of India on May 12th broke the news of ban imposed by Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on a baptized Sikh airport employee, Nirmal Singh from wearing kirpan at airside following which the Sikh bodies including SGPC and United Sikh swung into action to revoke the ban order.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...-wear-symbolic-kirpan/articleshow/8746817.cms
     
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  3. Gyani Jarnail Singh

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    Makkar was double quick to CALL OFF the Dharna and all....faster than greased lightning as they say...so lets wait and see what happens..its all a drama anyway....becasue the Indian CONSTITUTION ALLOWS the 3ft KIRPAN in all public places including DOMESTIC FLIGHTS ...so its was a no-brainer ban..for No-Brainers like Makkar to ACT on !!
     
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    The most recent news is reporting that the kirpan ban was revoked. Now...if only we could know what kind of political wrangling led to this in the first place. Who started it? Why? The real story needed, not the news stories.
     
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