Posted by: becketfund | July 26, 2009

India: Military to Permit Muslims to Wear Beards

NEW DEHLI – The Union Defense Minister A. K. Antony has announced that all military branches must permit Muslim members the option to wear a beard, Indian Muslim reported on July 26.  A ban on wearing beards in the Air Force was instituted during the National Democratic Alliance regime, and had been supported by rulings by the Supreme Court.

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