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Posted: 3/4/2006 5:56:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/4/2006 5:57:58 PM EDT by WAMJR]


Canada backs Sikh dagger rights


Canadian Sikhs should be allowed to wear small daggers central to their faith when they go to school, the country's Supreme Court has ruled.

In an 8-0 judgement, the court reversed the ruling of a Montreal school board, which banned Gurbaj Singh Multani from wearing his dagger, known as a kirpan.

The kirpan is deemed sacred by Sikhs as a symbol of power and truth.

School authorities banned the kirpan in 2001 after an objection by a parent concerned about pupil security.

Announcing the judgement, the Supreme Court said that a total ban on kirpans violated the country's Charter of Rights.

The charter guarantees total religious freedom within Canada.



EDIT TO ADD LINK :

news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4770744.stm
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 5:58:10 PM EDT
dupe
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Link Posted: 3/4/2006 6:02:42 PM EDT
glad I checked with the AR-15 search engine before I posted..... it works so well!
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 6:04:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WAMJR:
glad I checked with the AR-15 search engine before I posted..... it works so well!



Did you misspell 'Sikh' when searching?
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 6:04:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WAMJR:
glad I checked with the AR-15 search engine before I posted..... it works so well!



It worked fine for me. How do you think I found the other thread?
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 6:05:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tomislav:

Originally Posted By WAMJR:
glad I checked with the AR-15 search engine before I posted..... it works so well!



Did you misspell 'Sikh' when searching?



No I copied and pasted, worked the second time I think it was a singular vs plural deal, my bad!
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 6:06:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By vito113:
And Sikhs can carry a kirpan to school in Britain too.

BTW; Sikhs are hardcore anti muslim.



Hindi types?
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 6:13:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/4/2006 6:14:23 PM EDT by Mr-H]
He kind of looks like Prince.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 6:23:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/4/2006 6:31:08 PM EDT by vito113]
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I like the Sikh religion
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 7:10:17 PM EDT
Hmm - thats not a problem... as long as I could wear a KBAR. It a sacred symbol for me.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 7:13:20 PM EDT
My Religion requires my kids to pack AR-15s!
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[Last Edit: 3/4/2006 7:14:07 PM EDT by Defcon]
Please keep it in the other thread.
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