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Interfaith Religious Freedom For Sikhs In The US Armed Forces

Harkiran Kaur


Jul 21, 2012
Comparatively, I didn't have that much trouble getting Canadian Forces to allow me to tie turban in uniform, but World Sikh Organization DID have to help. Sikh males were already allowed here, but nobody had heard about Sikh women tying turbans, most thought women didn't, even the military chaplains, who are supposed to be trained in all the major religions. So that was my main hurdle. Glad to see USA is starting to revisit their military rules on this. Though one-time accommodations (waivers) is not the way to do it. They need to write in their military dress manual like we do that Sikhs are allowed to have turbans and articles of faith. And I suspect once they do, it will be same thing... worded as 'males' (at least until some females who want to tie one join).

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