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Italian Supreme Court's ban on 'kirpan' unfortunate: DSGMC

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) today termed as "unfortunate" the the Italian Supreme Court's ban on carrying the 'kirpan', a dagger considered sacred in Sikhism.

DSGMC general secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa said the organisation will urge External Affairs Minister to raise the issue with the Italian


These issues have cropped up in countries where the governments are not aware of the importance of such "articles of faith" for the Sikhs, said Sirsa who has recently been elected to the Assembly on a ticket.

The Italian High Cassation yesterday ruled against a Sikh Indian migrant who wanted to carry a kirpan, even as it was against the Italian law, the Italian agency ANSA reported.

The said migrants who choose to live in the Western world have an obligation to conform to the values of the society they have chosen to settle in, even if its values differ from their own.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 22:57 IST
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