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BREAKING: UN: France Turban Ban Violates Human Rights

Paris, France (January 12, 2012)–In 2004, a ban on turbans began to effect Sikh children in France–they couldn’t attend public school wearing a turban. Shortly, the ban was more widespread and eventually overtook all facets of government services for young and old alike.

Around this time, Baba Ranjeet Singh was told he would have to remove his Turban if he wished to renew his French identity documents. To Sikhs, who helped liberate France in the World Wars, this was completely unacceptable and insulting.

UNITED SIKHS, a UN affiliated organisation, took Baba Ranjeet Singh’s case to French Courts and, after losing, finally turned to the United Nations.

This week, the UN Human Rights Committee ruled France had not made an acceptable argument for the banning of Sikh Turbans and, as such, France was in violation of Article 18 of the UN Charter on Human Rights.

The French Government has been given until this March to respond to the United Nations ruling and the Sikh community hopes they can work together to resolve the ban on Sikh Turbans.

Sikh24 will keep you up to date with exclusive updates.

http://www.sikh24.co...s-human-rights/

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Well done UNITED SIKHS

Sikhs have been asking for support from Indian Government, SGPC, Akal Takht,and others but no concrete response. No help from them. But "United Sikhs" kept pursuing it,. Finally, someone paid attention to what they been saying all these years.

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Also, here it is - as reported by The Times of India

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Source: http://timesofindia....ow/11466561.cms

Sikh wins turban case against France in UN

AMRITSAR:"The UN Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) has asked France to submit a report by March 15 on measures it is planning to take against violation of religious freedom of 76-year-old Ranjit Singh, who was asked to remove his turban for an ID photo" informed Mejinderpal Kaur, legal director of Sikh NGO, United Sikh on Thursday.

Following this observation of UNHRC, the Sikhs had won the turban case against France at UN, Mejinderpal Kaur added.

Quoting the media conference held in Bobigny, near Paris, by the United Sikhs legal team that had filed a communication in December 2008 on beahlf of Ranjit Singh, she said the UNHRC had concluded that France had violated the religous freedom of Ranjit Singh.

The committee observed that France had failed to explain how the turban hindered identification since the wearer's face would be visible and he would be wearing the turban at all times, she said.

She also conveyed the reaction of Ranjit Singh, who said "I had faith that truth and justice would prevail and I patiently waited for this day. I pray that France will now fulfil its obligation and grant me a residence card bearing my photo without baring my head."

Mejinderpal Kaur said that they were happy with the Committee's observations that France was under obligation to provide Ranjit Singh with an effective remedy, including a reconsideration of his application for renewal of residence permit and a review of the relevant legislative framework and its application in practice.

"We now look to France to fulfill its treaty obligations under International law and its moral duty to ensure that the freedom of religion and belief is upheld for everyone who lives within its territory," she added.

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Well done UNITED SIKHS

Sikhs have been asking for support from Indian Government, SGPC, Akal Takht,and others but no concrete response. No help from them. But "United Sikhs" kept pursuing it,. Finally, someone paid attention to what they been saying all these years.

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Also, here it is - as reported by The Times of India

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Source: http://timesofindia....ow/11466561.cms

Sikh wins turban case against France in UN

AMRITSAR:"The UN Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) has asked France to submit a report by March 15 on measures it is planning to take against violation of religious freedom of 76-year-old Ranjit Singh, who was asked to remove his turban for an ID photo" informed Mejinderpal Kaur, legal director of Sikh NGO, United Sikh on Thursday.

Following this observation of UNHRC, the Sikhs had won the turban case against France at UN, Mejinderpal Kaur added.

Quoting the media conference held in Bobigny, near Paris, by the United Sikhs legal team that had filed a communication in December 2008 on beahlf of Ranjit Singh, she said the UNHRC had concluded that France had violated the religous freedom of Ranjit Singh.

The committee observed that France had failed to explain how the turban hindered identification since the wearer's face would be visible and he would be wearing the turban at all times, she said.

She also conveyed the reaction of Ranjit Singh, who said "I had faith that truth and justice would prevail and I patiently waited for this day. I pray that France will now fulfil its obligation and grant me a residence card bearing my photo without baring my head."

Mejinderpal Kaur said that they were happy with the Committee's observations that France was under obligation to provide Ranjit Singh with an effective remedy, including a reconsideration of his application for renewal of residence permit and a review of the relevant legislative framework and its application in practice.

"We now look to France to fulfill its treaty obligations under International law and its moral duty to ensure that the freedom of religion and belief is upheld for everyone who lives within its territory," she added.

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read the comments left by hindus on the comments page....absolute hatred for sikhs...they are insulting ranjit singh for wearing a dastaar in france...like sant ji said...they hate the very appearance of sikhs which is why they want to destroy us...

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read the comments left by hindus on the comments page....absolute hatred for sikhs...they are insulting ranjit singh for wearing a dastaar in france...like sant ji said...they hate the very appearance of sikhs which is why they want to destroy us...

Those wretched dogs can never destroy us. Muslims Mughals gave it their best shot and they failed, what can these cow worshipping monkeys do to the Sikhs of the LORD!!

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