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Fateh jio.

Please could sangat tell me how they wear their Kirpans under Shirts to work etc?

How can you wear this with a shirt tucked in, is there something you guys do?

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The gatra

Vaheguru ji ka khalsa vaheguru ji ki fateh. Adjust the gatra. What's the size of your kirpan?

The gatra can be adjusted but do you tuck the kirpan in the trousers ?

Its around 4 inches, how do singhs wear the kirpan to work when they tuck their shirts in.. it pops out for me

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The gatra

The gatra can be adjusted but do you tuck the kirpan in the trousers ?

Its around 4 inches, how do singhs wear the kirpan to work when they tuck their shirts in.. it pops out for me

Waheguru ji ka khalsa

Waheguru ji ki fateh

There are a number of options -

Wear a small Kirpan

Wear a short length Gatra

Get a belt Gatra

Buy a Kirpan Belt Sheath holder

Don't tuck your shirt, go for Indonesian style shirts

Wear a safari suit

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You can easily wear 6 inch kirpan with the shirt tucked in. if you have a regular gatra just wrap it around your waist and turn the kirpan to other side so that the pointed edge is facing forward. This helps to ensure that the trousers are not ripped by the kirpan edge. keep half the kirpan inside and half around your waist. I have been wearing it like this to work for over 20 years and never had any issues.

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The gatra

The gatra can be adjusted but do you tuck the kirpan in the trousers ?

Its around 4 inches, how do singhs wear the kirpan to work when they tuck their shirts in.. it pops out for me

Gupt singh dont tuck the kirpan into your trousers (would be uncomfortable) other singhs have provided you with options available to you.

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http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/sites/default/files/documents/Scotland/Projects_and_Campaigns/guidance_on_sikh_articles_of_faith_for_scotland_pdf_.pdf

Does it accord the same right for amritdhari women to wear a dastar? Say if an amritdhari woman was being discriminated against at work for wearing a dastar, does this Act protect her right to wear it? Read the page where it defines a 'sikh!'

http://www.sikhanswers.com/sikh-articles-of-faith-identity/sikh-women-turban-dastaar/

Is this the paragraph you are referring to?

"It is more common for a man to wear a turban, and there is no restriction for women to cover their hair. "

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From reading it, it doesn't state that a woman cannot wear a turban, as the paragraph above says "While it is not one of the Five Ks, wearing a turban is mandatory for an Amritdhari Sikh. It is decreed to be an integral part of the body and makes up part of the Sikh identity. "

If any Sikh female is facing or has had discrimination, then they should contact Sikh Council UK, if in UK, or their countries Representative body of Sikhs.

http://sikhcounciluk.org

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So, if there are no restrictions for women to wear a dastar, why did the two girls at the catholic school make such a lot of fuss regarding their dastars? Why do sikhs send such confusing messages to everyone, I have no idea? If a dastar for an amritdhari is mandatory then surely it is also mandatory for both genders according to

http://www.sikhanswers.com/sikh-articles-of-faith-identity/sikh-women-turban-dastaar/


Is this the paragraph you are referring to?
"It is more common for a man to wear a turban, and there is no restriction for women to cover their hair. "
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From reading it, it doesn't state that a woman cannot wear a turban, as the paragraph above says "While it is not one of the Five Ks, wearing a turban is mandatory for an Amritdhari Sikh. It is decreed to be an integral part of the body and makes up part of the Sikh identity. "
If any Sikh female is facing or has had discrimination, then they should contact Sikh Council UK, if in UK, or their countries Representative body of Sikhs.
http://sikhcounciluk.org

I was also reading this and was confused. What do you think?

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So, if there are no restrictions for women to wear a dastar, why did the two girls at the catholic school make such a lot of fuss regarding their dastars? Why do sikhs send such confusing messages to everyone, I have no idea? If a dastar for an amritdhari is mandatory then surely it is also mandatory for both genders according to

http://www.sikhanswers.com/sikh-articles-of-faith-identity/sikh-women-turban-dastaar/

I was also reading this and was confused. What do you think?

Yes it is confusing, and I think the Sikh Council UK should be made aware of it.

I will also message them to notify them of this.

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Gupt singh dont tuck the kirpan into your trousers (would be uncomfortable) other singhs have provided you with options available to you.

I been struggling so I wear a very small kirpan which is not even a proper shaster so ice decided to wear a kirpan at but at work I have to present smartly with shirt tucked in.

Please explain what is easiest way! Can someone show images so I get better understanding

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Small Gatra and min 6 inch kirpan, don't see what's complex about it? Like someone else mentioned been wearing like this for yonks at work under my shirt, no need to tuck in trousers, would be rather uncomfortable when sitting down.

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I been struggling so I wear a very small kirpan which is not even a proper shaster so ice decided to wear a kirpan at but at work I have to present smartly with shirt tucked in.

Please explain what is easiest way! Can someone show images so I get better understand

"Jab lag Khalsa rahe niara,

tab lag tej dio mai sara,

jab eh gahe bipran ki reet,

mai na karo in ki parteet."

~Guru Gobind Singh Ji

Wear it how Gursant Singh is wearing it in this video!! He looks very smart. Wear a jacket on the top if you wear a suit to work. Try it out in any case.

The link is only to give you some idea as to how a kirpan can be worn over a shirt to look smart.

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