New York police to allow Sikh officers to wear turbans

The New York Police Department (NYPD) will now allow Sikh officers to wear turbans and beards marking another milestone for members of the religion to wear the symbols of the faith in security jobs.

Dec 29, 2016, 22:38 PM IST

NYPD to allow Sikh officers to wear turbans, beards

New York Police Commissioner James O'Neill announced the measures being taken towards ensuring religious accommodation to its officers.

Dec 29, 2016, 11:50 AM IST

Sikh comedian forced to remove turban at US airport

Turbans are mandatory in public for Sikh men, and are worn to protect the hair, as well as to convey a sense of identity.

Feb 23, 2016, 13:32 PM IST

Sikh men harassed, denied access to US stadium due to turbans

Their humiliation was not-yet complete and their car was subjected to a search by a bomb-sniffing dog. 

Dec 14, 2015, 15:34 PM IST

UK school asks Sikh girls to remove turbans

Two minor Sikh girls in the UK were ordered to remove their turbans by teachers who mistook the traditional religious headdress as 'fashion' items, prompting their families to protest.

Sep 04, 2015, 19:37 PM IST

'Sikhs need to explain to Americans significance of turban'

Sikhs need to explain to Americans the significance of the turban, the most visible sign of their identity, an influential US lawmaker has said, amid reports that a majority of children wearing turbans are bullied in schools.

May 01, 2015, 20:22 PM IST

Texas allows Sikh policemen to sport beards, turbans

In one of the biggest goodwill gestures to one of the largest communities in the US -- the Sikhs -- the state of Texas has allowed on-duty Sikh officers to sport essential Sikh religious symbols like beards and turbans.

Feb 07, 2015, 23:59 PM IST
US Sikhs, lawmakers protest basketball ban on turbans

US Sikhs, lawmakers protest basketball ban on turbans

Two US lawmakers, including the lone Indian-American Congressman, have joined Sikh community groups in protesting the world basketball body FIBA's delay in reviewing the discriminatory policy against Sikh basketball players who wear turbans.

Aug 29, 2014, 09:51 AM IST

US lawmakers to FIBA: End discriminatory policy against Sikhs

A bipartisan group of 20 influential American lawmakers has asked the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to end its discriminatory policy against Sikh players who wear turbans, an article of faith.

Aug 20, 2014, 09:17 AM IST

US lawmakers ask FIBA to review its policy on Sikh turbans

Appalled by reports that Sikh players from India were asked to remove their turbans at an international basketball match, top US lawmakers have launched a campaign asking FIBA to review the discriminatory policy.

Jul 24, 2014, 07:49 AM IST

Protests in Montreal over proposed religious garb ban

The prohibition of headscarves, turbans and other religious garments is part of a proposed overhaul of the Canadian province`s "Charter of Values."

Sep 15, 2013, 12:16 PM IST

BJP`s SS Ahluwalia demands PM`s intervention in London turban

Bharatiya Janata Party Vice President SS Ahluwalia Sunday sought Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s immediate intervention in the row over Sikhs wearing turbans in the United Kingdom.

Aug 18, 2013, 20:49 PM IST

Sikhs formally allowed to wear turbans instead of helmets in Oz

The Australian government have made some changes to compulsory bicycle helmet laws to exempt people who wear turbans for their religion.

Apr 23, 2013, 12:28 PM IST

Sikh crew asked to remove turbans at Milan airport

A Sikh pilot and a crew member of a Jet Airways flight were asked to take off their turbans during a security check at Milan airport.

Dec 01, 2011, 21:19 PM IST

‘Turbans, headscarves’ to be part of official staff uniforms for London Olympics

London 2012 Olympic organizers are planning to introduce turbans and headscarves as part of their official staff uniforms.

Aug 07, 2011, 12:47 PM IST

PM invokes dosa, turbans to show closeness with Africa

Noting that many millennia
ago, Africa and India were joined as one landmass, Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh invoked the South Indian dish of
`dosa` to show the similarity between them.

May 26, 2011, 18:30 PM IST

New New York cab rules will still allow turbans

New York taxi drivers are notorious for being unkempt and even obnoxious.

Jan 21, 2011, 10:24 AM IST

New NY cab rules will still allow turbans

New York taxi drivers are notorious for being unkempt and even obnoxious.

Jan 21, 2011, 09:30 AM IST

Sikh police in riot squads will have to take off turbans

Sikh police officers in Britain will be banned from joining firearms or riot teams unless they remove their turbans and adopt a patka, according to a new
police guidelines.

Apr 23, 2010, 19:07 PM IST