In a recent positive development from the New York Police Department, it has finally appointed the first female turbaned Sikh auxiliary police officer, whose primary focus will be to motivate others to join the law enforcement and help create a better understanding of the fifth most followed religion of the world Sikhism. A Sikh herself Gursoach Kaur joined the New York Police Department as an Auxiliary Police Officer (APO) after her graduation last week from the New York City Police Academy. Extremely proud of this development the Sikh Officers Association shared on their official Facebook handle quoting,
Sikh Officers Association is proud to welcome First #Sikh Turbaned Female Auxiliary Police Officer in the NYPD. APO Gursoch Kaur and other Auxiliary Police Officers graduated from the Academy. We are proud of you. Your service will be a motivation for others to join the Law enforcement Family. #sikhsinlawenforcement #femalesikhofficers #proudmoment.https://www.facebook.com/sikhofficers/posts/2107579409521780 The association, on the other hand, also said in a Facebook post that it is "proud" to welcome Kaur to the Police Department,
Your service will be a motivation for others to join the Law enforcement Family.The association is the nation's first organization to represent Sikh Officers in Law Enforcement. Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri also tweeted about Kaur, expressing hope that a turbaned lady officer will help create a better understanding of Sikhism in the US.
Delighted to see a turbaned lady officer in NYPD. Hope this fosters better understanding of Sikhism and Sikhs and corrects perceptions in the US so that incident which happened with me in 2010 and recently with Canada minister Navdeep Bains do not recur. Sikhs are ambassadors of harmony.https://twitter.com/HardeepSPuri/status/997715114907271168 He was referring to the 2010 incident in which Puri, then Ambassador to the UN, was asked by airport officials to remove his turban during a security check at Houston Airport. When Puri refused to remove his turban, the officials made him wait for over half-an-hour in a 'holding room'. The matter was resolved only after a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) official, accompanying Puri, intervened. India had lodged a protest with the US authorities over the incident.
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