Friday, March 03, 2006

Sikhs allowed to carry kirpan in Canada schools



'Sikh students have the constitutional right to carry ceremonial daggers to school, Canada's top court has ruled. In a unanimous and landmark ruling, Supreme Court justices concluded that schools have the right to impose conditions on kids wearing the religious symbol, but establishing a blanket ban on the kirpan infringes fundamental religious freedom. Gurbaj Singh Multani, now 17, was a 12-year-old Montreal student when the case began. His school board barred him from carrying the dagger due to safety concerns, even though there has never been a documented case in Canada of a kirpan being used as a weapon...' More / Religion versus safety

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