School Fights Bangle Case 'Alone'

January 24, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/south_east/7205588.stm

The school at the centre of a row over a religious bangle says it will go ahead with a High Court case despite not getting funding from its council.

It has not yet been decided when the case of Sarika Singh, 14, who was excluded from an Aberdare school for wearing the Sikh bangle, will be heard.

The chair of governors at Aberdare Girls' School would not say where funds to fight the case were coming from.

It is claimed the school breached race relations and human rights laws.

Sarika has not attended the school, which is in Rhondda Cynon Taf, since being told she cannot wear her bracelet, known as a Kara, in November.

It was decided on Wednesday the case could be heard in the High Court in London.