Indian Govt to take up turban issue with Italy

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 17:49

New Delhi: Government will take up with
Italy, the issue of golfer Amritinder Singh being asked to
take off his turban at the Milan airport during security
check.

"We will take it up (the issue)," External Affairs
Minister S M Krishna told reporters outside Parliament, when
asked whether the government will take up the matter with
Italy.

"We have very strongly protested against such security
measures. We are proud of the turban, the Sikhs in the
subcontinent wear, and there is an element of sanctity in
wearing it...The sensitivity and sentiments of billions of
Indians cannot be hurt," he said.

The Minister said whenever there has been a violation of
this sort, "We take it up, with whether it is the United
States or Italy."

Amritinder, who was accompanying Jeev Milkha Singh for
three tournaments on the European Tour, was asked to remove
his turban during the check at Milan airport.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 17:49
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