Durban School Denies Admission to Sikh Boy

February 11, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Press Trust Of India/IBN Live

A Sikh woman has alleged that her son was turned away admission in two schools here because he had a long hair and wore a turban.

Beena Singh said that her son, Harkit, had been rejected admission by the Durban High School and Glenwood High School last month on religious grounds, according to The Extra, a supplement with the National Sunday Times.

A spokesperson for the provincial education department told the newspaper that the incident was a "serious matter" and they would investigate.