USA But Prez Strikes Right Note On Turbans, Golden Temple


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US President Barack Obama has promised to have a close look at the issue of disrespect shown to Sikh religious symbols like the turban during security check up and will find some way to ensure that religious sentiments of the community as well as security concerns of the US officials were taken care of.

The President said this to SAD member of Parliament Harsimrat Kaur Badal at the dinner hosted by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday.

A party press release stated that Kaur drew Obama’s attention to the widespread resentment among Sikhs across the world about US security personnel showing disrespect to their turbans during security checks at airports etc.

President Obama said he would ask the US security officials to consider some ‘credible alternatives’ in this regard. She also conveyed the sentiments of the Sikh community over his cancellation of visit to Amritsar. To which Obama said plans had to be altered because of “time constraint.”


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