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This is the exact state of second gen sikh kids born in west they r aloof from situation in india and punjab yet they brazenly claim they r doing a lot for panth for them their source of info r stupid gurdwara committes who indulge in weekly dose of india and badal bashing and once in a forthnight bashing one another

Rajinder veer ji ,

if you are not helping then no words needed ....Hello friend I know what you are worried about just carry/wear a smaller travel kirpan and keep the full sized one in your checked in baggage if you are going via this airport otherwise they will confiscate at security and you won't get it back . I'll be going via there next Tuesday and Mum will go on Friday this week. Use your common sense when in doubt , make sure you pull up your sleeves so the kara can be seen and also don't put shastars on your dastaar for travel. Have a good trip

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Although tickets from the UK are generally cheaper to this airport I find the staff more weary of in particular Amritdhari Singh's and single them out for their daft security checks and take forever to make out your identity when looking at the passport, face, passport etc. about 20 times, its really comical but annoying at the same time! Also unsure if they still have this practise in place, but they used to mark luggage for further x-rays with a chalk, so we always kept wet wipes handy and removed them as soon as they came of the belt :lol2: always worked!

Airport staff at Amritsar are far more accommodating and from here one can get to most pinds in Punjab within 2-3 hours with the added bonus of flying over Harmandhir Sahib a sight to behold, plus can have darshan there or on the return trip. The only downside is the trip can be longer as no direct flights from the UK and travelling via Turkmenistan or Uzbekistan airlines means sitting in a smoke filled room en route for an hour or two in their respective countries. I hope this has given the OP an element of choice now.

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Although tickets from the UK are generally cheaper to this airport I find the staff more weary of in particular Amritdhari Singh's and single them out for their daft security checks and take forever to make out your identity when looking at the passport, face, passport etc. about 20 times, its really comical but annoying at the same time! Also unsure if they still have this practise in place, but they used to mark luggage for further x-rays with a chalk, so we always kept wet wipes handy and removed them as soon as they came of the belt :lol2: always worked!

Airport staff at Amritsar are far more accommodating and from here one can get to most pinds in Punjab within 2-3 hours with the added bonus of flying over Harmandhir Sahib a sight to behold, plus can have darshan there or on the return trip. The only downside is the trip can be longer as no direct flights from the UK and travelling via Turkmenistan or Uzbekistan airlines means sitting in a smoke filled room en route for an hour or two in their respective countries. I hope this has given the OP an element of choice now.

When I went to Indra Gandhi airport I was neer harassed and faced no problems at all. I was also wearing my bana as well and never faced any hardships at all. I have been going there for 2 years straight cause Amritsar flight costs more.

Have no reaso to fear at dehli airport and enjoy a nice trip :)

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This is the exact state of second gen sikh kids born in west they r aloof from situation in india and punjab yet they brazenly claim they r doing a lot for panth for them their source of info r stupid gurdwara committes who indulge in weekly dose of india and badal bashing and once in a forthnight bashing one another

Errrm slight generalisation maybe?

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yup... no problems with delhi airport.. not every sikh is from punjab.. many live in delhi and surrounding states.

European airports can be a nightmare ...I had to take down my dastaar travelling to Sardinia (italy) but no problems going to Roma , Berlin airport a bit of hassle not much, Amsterdam no probs... Hands on feel up of my dastar in Berlin, and to islands in Med . Best one was Brasil, Rio the black staff members were ready to find problems , take off kara, take off kirpan on neck chain , take off dastar we smiled and my hubby talked to the white supervisor who turned around and said no they are not taking anything off they are Sikhs ...and waved us through (whole family trip to see BILs wedding).

Delhi and Amritsar very through checking of both myself and my daughter (1 and 4 at the time)

Just use your head beforehand and remove additional unnecessary stuff , stay cool during and if they are overly zealous smile and be cooperative within OUR limits.

IT IS IGNORANCE...so educate as you go, smile , explain and thank them when you are done

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