Delhi (April 23rd) The Supreme Court of India is reviewing a case of cyclist Jagdeep Singh Puri, who filed a petition after being required to wear a helmet under a local cycling association’s rule changes. Jagdeep stated that he can’t wear a helmet because under his religion it’s mandatory for him to wear a turban. The Supreme Court of India has asked whether the turban is actually required under the principles of Sikh religion or if the simple head covering is enough.
Various Sikh organizations and Singh Sabha’s of Delhi unitedly condemned that statement of Indian Supreme Court against Turban of Sikhs.
They said that if this question was asked by another country then we could understand. But Sikhs, who have made sacrifices for the independence of India, if the Supreme Court of India is asking about this then it is very unfortunate.
Sikh representatives said that on one hand the Canadian government was allowing the Sikhs to drive a motorcycle by wearing a turban. On the other hand, our turban is being questioned in India which will not be tolerated at all.
Ramandeep Singh Sony (Youth President Shiromani Akali Dal Delhi), Harminder Singh Ahluwalia (United Sikh Mission/PSD), Avtar Singh Makan (President Sikh Student Federation Mehta Delhi), HP Singh Rajouri Garden (Sikh Sadbhawna Dal), Iqbal Singh (President Gurudwara Singh Sabha New Mahaveer Nagar), Jatinder Singh Sonu (Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sewa Dal), Narinderjeet Singh (President Akhand Kirtani Jatha Delhi) took part in this meeting in Delhi Tilak Nagar.
Delhi Sikh Organization condemned SC judge statement about Turban and asked SC judge to give written apology to whole Sikh community for such discriminatory and deliberately humiliating statement against Sikhs.