Helmets made compulsory for women on two-wheelers in Delhi

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    Helmets made compulsory for women on two-wheelers in Delhi, Sikh women exempted:shocked::shocked:

    New Delhi: Women riding pillion on two-wheelers in Delhi will have to wear helmets, said a notification issued by the Delhi government on Thursday. However, Sikh women have been exempted from the rule on religious ground.
    The decision hasn't gone down well with Delhiites. "It is for security. Sikh males have turbans, but women should wear helmets," said a Delhi resident.
    According to the earlier provision, it was optional for the women pillion rider to wear helmet. According to transport department, it will be optional for Sikh women whether riding on pillion or driving a two-wheeler to wear helmet. The community had opposed making wearing of helmet by women pillion riders compulsory on religious ground.
    "Wearing helmets is now mandatory for women pillion riders in Delhi. However, Sikh women have been kept out of its ambit on religious grounds," said a top transport department official.
    Delhi Government has amended the rule 115 of Delhi Motor Vehicles Rules, 1993 to make the new provisions. In 1998, the Delhi government had made wearing helmets mandatory for all pillion riders, but following objections from the people belonging to Sikh community, it had to amend the Delhi Motor Vehicle Rules, 1993 in June 1999 and made it optional for women.
    According to transport department, in Delhi alone, a total number of 576 two wheeler riders lost their lives during 2012. The main risk factor for motorised two wheeler users is the non-use of helmets and head injuries are the major cause of death, injury and disability among them. Many of these head injuries could have been prevented or their severity reduced through the use of helmets.
    Meanwhile, Delhi Traffic police said as per new notification, they will impose a fine on such women who are not wearing helmets, except Sikh women, while riding two-wheelers. "We are studying new notification issued in this regard. Traffic police will proceed as per new rule and fine women riding pillion on a two-wheeler without helmet," Special Commissioner (Traffic) Muktesh Chander.
    On the other hand, Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has welcomed the decision of Delhi Government. "We welcome the decision of Delhi Government for exempting Sikh women from wearing helmets. We can also issue minority certificates to Sikh women for their identification," Manjit Singh GK, president of DSGMC, said.
    On May 2 this year, transport department had invited suggestions from the general public on this issue after getting go-ahead from L-G.
    (With additional information from PTI)

    Helmets made compulsory for women on two-wheelers in Delhi, Sikh women exempted - IBNLive
     
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    Can somebody explains what are religious grounds on which sikh woman are exempted???
     
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    if these 2 met with an accident who will take of their children?? these below??

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    I think only Pagri women are exempted what so big deal may be some 100 in India, like Pagri men.
     
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    that's my point why non-amritdhari sikh woman making hue and cry.

    either wear pagri or helmet
     
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    Because of Turbans on thier heads I think.
     
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    If a Sikh woman decides to be a boxer, can she hope to get exemption from helmet? What about other woman players like cricket. Will a Sikh woman take to field the without helmet? Can a Sikh woman afford to ignore helmet as a hockey goal keeper? Answer is NO. So why exemption now?
     
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    yes pls refer my post 5
     
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    please explain who is non Amritdari ??
     
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    Bull shit , how many Sikh women wear turban ? now Muslims will demand exemption from wearing helmet as they have to wear a skull cap & its against there religion to put thermocol over there head & i too want exemption from wearing helmet as the ISI mark on it make me feel like an ISI agent :sad:
     
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    come on man

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    these are non amrit dhari, who dont wear turban but sikh
     
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