- Feb 23, 2009
Sarkozy assures PM no ban on Sikh turbans
SHARM-EL-SHEIKH (Egypt): 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 here 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 the turban is not a religious symbol but an integral part of their life.
Sarkozy assures PM no ban on Sikh turbans - Indians Abroad - World - NEWS - The Times of India