SGPC chief condemns Jus Reign’s turban removal at US airport

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Feb 24, 2016 22:01 IST

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh Makkar has condemned the forced removal of Indo-Canadian Sikh comedian Jasmeet Singh’s (known by stage name Jus Reign) turban at the San Francisco airport in the US.

In a statement issued here on Wednesday, Makkar regretted that despite protests by the Sikh community worldwide, there was no end to incidents of harassment of Sikhs at international airports in the US and European countries.

He appealed to US President Barack Obama to issue strict orders to end humiliation of Sikhs at airports.

The SGPC chief also condemned a recent incident in the Italian city of Verona where a baptised Sikh, Jaspreet Singh, was asked by police officials to remove his ‘kirpan’ when he met them for getting his work permit renewed.

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