Taking a genuine note of the Supreme Court's inquiry on wearing turban, Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh said here on Monday, If court rules against wearing of turban, the Sikhs won't endure it and they will lose confide in the legal system. After a Delhi-based cyclist, Jagdeep Singh Puri, sued a local cycling affiliation's which had forced him to wear a helmet in order to participate in an event, the SC, amid becoming aware of the supplication, pondered in the case of wearing a turban was necessary under the religion or simply covering one's head was. Reverting on the issue, Giani Gurbachan Singh, Jathedar from Akal Thakt, the highest court of Sikhs feels very pity that now a Sikh was forced to wear helmet which is totally against the Sikh code of conduct. He stated to Hindustan Times
Sikhs made sacrifices to liberate the country from the British rule, but the SC’s query suggests that they are being treated as second-class citizens in their own country. Nobody can expect a favourable decision from a judge who does not even know the importance of the turban. If the judge wants to know the same, he should know about the Sikhs, who created history during the freedom struggle.Sikh bodies in Punjab are really upset over the Supreme Court asking whether the turban was an integral part of Sikhism.
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