Posted by: becketfund | November 7, 2007

Wales: Sikh Student Suspended for Refusing to Remove Religious Symbol

icWales reports that Sarika Watkins-Singh, a 14-year-old Sikh student, was sent home from school for refusing to remove a bracelet, a Kara, which her school deemed jewelry, but which is actually a sign of religious observance for Sikhs. The Kara, a steel bracelet, signifies a Sikh’s devotion to truth. (Read more from the United Sikhs.) Watkins-Singh was initially placed in isolation for her refusal to remove the Kara, and was then sent home “for a fixed period”. She now plans to ask the High Court for a judicial review of her school’s decision.

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