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https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/video-sikh-student-with-kirpan-arrested-in-us-university-3375600

Social media users gave a sharp reaction to the manner in which police treated a college-going student.

WorldEdited by Nikhil PandeyUpdated: September 25, 2022 12:52 pm IST

 

Video: Sikh Student With Kirpan Arrested At US University

Kirpan is one of the integral parts of five Sikh Kakars.

 
 
 
 

In a shocking incident that occurred in the United States of America, a Sikh student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte was arrested on campus for wearing a Kirpan.

The incident was first made public when the student uploaded the incident's video on Twitter and said that the police had handcuffed him for refusing to let the officer remove his Kirpan from the miyaan.

In the video's caption, he described his suffering: "I wasn't going to post this, but I don't think I will receive any support from @unccharlotte. I was told someone called 911 and reported me, and I got cuffed for "resisting" because I refused to let the officer take my kirpan out of the miyaan.

An upset social media user wrote that it was "very unfortunate that you got arrested with no provocation or threats made. Many Americans legally carry small handguns in their holsters, they don't get arrested. I hope the complaint gets dismissed & an apology is issued,". Another user wrote, "This must be looked into and the officer must be reprimanded and trained so that he knows the legality of baptised Sikhs carrying religious items. There have never been any problems with Sikhs carrying these for many years.

A person wrote about the significance of having a basic understanding of religion in the multicultural society of America, "Everyone should have basic knowledge Of all religions, including Sikhism and the 5 K's".

 

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On 9/25/2022 at 2:57 AM, Premi5 said:

A person wrote about the significance of having a basic understanding of religion in the multicultural society of America, "Everyone should have basic knowledge Of all religions, including Sikhism and the 5 K's".

I don't think this is a matter of religion.

The Kirpan is a weapon. I don't think there's anything wrong with having a weapon on a college campus.

The fault here lies with whoever called the police and also the police for trying to arrest someone who is otherwise peaceful but just happens to be armed.

It's also the fault of North Carolina for not legalizing open carry if it's not already legal.

You don't even need to have any license whatsoever to carry a gun in half the states. So what's the problem?

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