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Arnold Vetoes Bill on Kirpans

The Sikh community in the US has reacted with anger and dismay after California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill to educate law enforcement officers about the religious significance of kirpans.

entertainment Updated: Oct 14, 2009 17:25 IST

The Sikh community in the US has reacted with anger and dismay after California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill to educate law enforcement officers about the religious significance of kirpans.

The veto by the Governor, who found the bill “unnecessary”, took the community and lawmakers by surprise given bipartisan votes in favour of the legislation in both chambers.