Quebec National Assembly forbids entry to Sikh men wearing kirpans

World Sikh Organization representatives had been scheduled to testify before a committee

Two Sikh men were turned away from Quebec’s National Assembly by security officers on Tuesday after they refused to remove their ceremonial kirpans. The men, both of whom are representatives from the World Sikh Organization, had been scheduled to testify at hearing into Bill 94,  the provincial’s governement controversial bill banning Muslim veils from government offices. According WSO official Balpreet Singh, the group had been in touch with National Assembly security regarding the kirpans ahead of their visit. Evidently, no accomodations could be found.

Montreal Gazette

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