Sikhs Mounting Organized Protest to Turban Issue in France

February 16, 2005

Source: The Tribune

On February 16, 2005 The Tribune reported, "The Sikh Nation Organisation (SNO) today said the decision of a French court which ruled that no violation of human rights had taken place by asking a French Sikh to remove his turban to be photographed for obtaining his driving licence, was a 'blot on the fair image of the French system of justice.' In a statement here, SNO president Dr Manjit Singh Randhawa said the SNO would intensify its global stir on the French turban ban. He said Sikh men, women and children would organise a token public protest in India, Europe and America from February 25 to March 25 and would submit memorandums to French Embassies and the United Nations. Dr Randhawa appealed to Sikhs living in different countries to wear saffron headgear during these protests and to register effective protests on every Thursday on the issue of the turban ban."