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Shimla missionary school to allow Sikh students to wear turbans

The controversy over wearing turbans by Sikh students in a leading missionary school in Shimla ended as school authorities agreed to allow students to wear the headgear, the student's father said.

chandigarh Updated: Apr 28, 2012 22:02 IST

The controversy over wearing turbans by Sikh students in a leading missionary school in Shimla ended as school authorities agreed to allow students to wear the headgear, the student's father said.


The row that had erupted in March when a Sikh student of Class XII was reportedly verbally told by Principal John Bosco of St Edward's School to wear only 'patka' and the students were barred from wearing turbans in the school.

The student's father Jaspal Singh today said that the Principal gave them in writing that the students would be allowed to wear turbans from Monday.

Parents of some Sikh students had approached the local administration on Thursday regarding the issue after the school refused to withdraw its March 2 order.

They said the students had been wearing 'patka' in the school since then.
Shimla deputy commissioner Onkar Sharma had directed the school Principal to settle the issue on a priority basis.

St Edward's School boasts of alumni like Vice-President M Hamid Ansari, former cricketer Kapil Dev, former Punjab Police chief KPS Gill and union minister Virbhadra Singh.