SIKH BOY ASKED TO REMOVE TURBAN IN CANADA CLUB, CLEARED LATER

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The Hush Post: Threatened and heckled with racist remarks, a Sikh man was asked to remove his turban in a Canadian club by a woman, according to a media report. Jaswinder Singh Dhaliwal was playing pool with friends at the Royal Canadian Legion, a Canadian ex-service organisation that includes people who have served in military. Due to the management’s policy to remove any headgear out of respect for veterans, the club management approached him to remove his patka, CBC News reported.

The  video of the incident that took place at Tignish town in Canada’s Prince Edward Island, shows a woman threatening to “rip” off the head covering in response to being filmed. Later, the club official was heard saying that religious garments are exempted from the legion’s policy banning head coverings. He said that there was some confusion over whether the headdress was a religious garment, and the membership has met to clarify the branch’s policy regarding head coverings.

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