Sikh lawyer not allowed to enter court with Kirpan, SGPC chief Bibi Jagir Kaur asks India to raise issue with UK

Amritsar, April 15, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur strongly condemned forcing a Amritdhari (initiated) Sikh lawyer Jaskirat Singh to take down his kirpan (sword) while going to the Ealing Magistrate’s Court in England. Bibi Jagir Kaur termed it as tampering with the religious sentiments of the Sikhs.

She said that for the Amritdhari Sikhs, the kirpan is an important part of kakaar, which is a must for Sikhs and an important part of being Khalsa’s lifestyle.

Bibi Jagir Kaur said, “The Sikh qaum (community) has always strived for world peace and welfare of humanity. Overseas, Sikhs have attained high status due to their hard work and have made a great contribution to the development of the respective countries. Today Sikhs are also part of governments abroad.

She said that Amritdhari Sikhs around the world wear their kakaars including kirpan. In such a situation it is unfortunate to harass a Sikh youth in England for wearing a kirpan.”

Bibi Jagir Kaur also appealed to the Government of India to take immediate action to stop discrimination against Sikhs abroad.