Sikh judge Sir Mota Singh criticises banning of Kirpan
By POONAM TANEJA - BBC NEWS
Added: Mon, 08 Feb 2010 00:00:00 UTC
Sikhs should be allowed to wear their ceremonial daggers - known as Kirpans - to school and other public places, Britain's first Asian judge has said.
There have been a number of cases of Sikhs being refused entry to venues because they wear the Kirpan or other religious artefacts.
Sir Mota Singh QC, who is retired, has criticised schools over the issue.
"Not allowing someone who is baptised to wear a Kirpan is not right," Sir Mota told BBC Asian Network.
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