The Hush Post | 19:05 pm | one-minute-read
Sikh women will not be issued a challan for not wearing a headgear in Chandigarh while riding a two-wheeler. The Home Ministry issued an advisory on Thursday, asking the Chandigarh administration to exempt Sikh women from wearing headgear.
The decision came after Sikh bodies, led by Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) made a representation to Home Minister.
The Home Ministry has asked the Chandigarh administration to follow the notification issued by the Delhi government giving an exemption to Sikh women. In Delhi, the Sikh women are exempted from wearing a protective headgear while driving two-wheelers. The same has to be followed in Chandigarh as well.
The Delhi government’s transport department issued a notification on June 4, 1999, to carry out the amendment in Rule 115 of Delhi Motor Vehicle Act 1993, making it optional for women “whether riding on pillion or driving motorcycle to wear a protective headgear”.
The rule was further amended through another notification on August 28, 2014. As per the latest notification, the word “women” was replaced by “Sikh women”. The same applies for Sikh women in Chandigarh as well.