Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Stop turban frisking at int’l airports: Badal

Gidderbaha: Describing the turban as an integral part of the ‘Sikh Identity’, the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said that the Union Government must mount pressure on governments of foreign countries to stop the practice of removal of turban on name of ‘Security Check’ at International Airports.
Talking to the media persons here on the sidelines of the Sangat Drashan program in Gidderbaha Assembly segment, the Chief Minister said that it was unfortunate that the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) President Manjit Singh GK was asked to remove his turban during frisking at an international airport in Rome (Italy). He said that removal of turban on the name of security check in the foreign countries was a direct assault on the Sikh Identity and thus badly tormented their psyche adding that this grave disrespect to the Sikh Identity consciousness in any form was not at all tolerable.
07/08/13 Punjab Newsline