27/08/2007

Sikhs To Meet Gardai Over Turban Ban

Members of the Sikh community are to meet with gardai over a ban which prohibits a Sikh garda reserve recruit from wearing his turban while in uniform.

The President of the Irish Sikh Council, Harpreet Singh, said that members of the Sikh community would meet with Garda Commissioner Noel Conroy to discuss the matter. However, Mr Singh dismissed reports that the council was seeking to launch a legal challenge against the ban.

Reports over the weekend suggested that the Irish Sikh Council had contacted representatives of a New York police officer who managed to have a similar ban overturned there.

(KMcA)


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