Apartheid for Sikhs in France The law which bans wearing paktas and turbans for the 12,000 minority Sikh community in France is clearly racist and is an apartheid, similar to the one that existed in South Africa. Where a certain section of the community are denied the opportunity to an education, engagement in civil duties, employment or basically denied the opportunity to live as a Sikh in France. The law banning religious head covering in schools deny Sikh children education, this law is now being extended to all public building, which may include certain railways, libraries, courts. President French President Nicolas Sarkozy hypocritical assertion that: “Sir, we respect Sikhs. We respect their customs, their traditions. They are most welcome to France.” Albany News, Restaurants, more by Top Local Experts Are we? Most likely to get arrested, for upholding our commitment to highest moral and ethical values. The ban on Sikh turbans and patkas is nothing other than racist to the core, it has absolutely ‘No’ foundation and other than racism. The Sikh religion and those who practice do not follow dogmatic rituals, it is an expression of there commitment to lead an moral ethical life and to engage in supporting and the communities which they are a part of, these are the essential tenets of our practice, if we show an outward expression of our inner commitment WE ARE REJECTED IN FRANCE. Yet it is Ok to wear baseball caps!! That is allowed, baseball caps, just to try and get around the system, what does ‘baseball’ represent?? Does it provide the necessary philosophical grounds to deal with cycle of life and death, does it heal the soul, does it give moral character and strength? The ban is RACIST it will cause an APARTHEID and there should be economic SANCTIONS against France until it lifts its racist ban on turbans and headgear. ‘France plans to double its trade with India to 12 billion euros this year. “We are hoping our business investment will reach 12 billion euros this year as against 6 billion euros last year and 20 top trade exhibitions will be our top priority in India,” said Anne-Marie Idrac, French’ Latest News, India News, Breaking News, India Latest News Online - The Indian Express If the Prime Minister of India is Not Allowed in public building in France then and Sikhs are basically subjected to RACIST laws, denied the opportunity for education, employment and living for Sikhs. Engaging in business and having business partners is entering into a long term relationship, in all relationships there should be fairness, concern, and respect, clearly this is not the case with France, towards Sikhs, where thousands died in World War One for the freedom of France. Now we are treated as crimmals? India should reconsider supporting the economy of France while this apartheid exists.