The Punjab and Haryana high court on Wednesday reserved its judgment on an Amritdhari Sikh petitioner, who had challenged a decision of Ambala court asking him to remove his kirpan while recording his statement in court.
The judgment was reserved after arguments from both sides concluded. Petitioner Dilawar Singh had moved the high court against the order of the Ambala sessions judge in May, arguing that the order was in violation of his religious freedom. The HC has stayed the case in which Dilawar Singh was to depose as witness.
The Haryana government had submitted that kirpan should be considered as an ornament of Sikhs and there should be no restriction on wearing it.