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No ban on Sikh turbans, assures Sarkozy

world Updated: Jul 17, 2009 02:56 IST

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has assured Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that there is no ban on Sikhs wearing turbans in his country.

Sarkozy's assurance came after Manmohan Singh handed over to him a 'non-official' memo two days ago in Paris, official sources said on Thursday.

France is considering a bill to ban wearing of any religious symbols in the state schools. The country's 6,000-strong Sikh community in France has been up in arms against the proposed legislation, saying that turban is not a religious symbol but an integral part of their life.