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Sikh student dragged out of UK nightclub for wearing turban

Press Trust of India  |  London 

A in the UK felt "victimised" after he was dragged out of a bar because he was wearing a turban, said.

Amrik Singh, 22, claimed that he was ordered to leave Late Bar in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, yesterday for wearing his religious headgear, reported.

Singh was told that the bar had a "no headwear" policy.

He tried to explain to a bouncer who approached him that the turban protected his hair and was part of his religion. But his pleas were ignored - and he was "dragged away" from his friends before being removed from the venue, the report said.

Singh was also allegedly told, "I didn't think you were allowed to come in a pub and drink anyway."

"I'm heartbroken. The reason why I was removed was because I refused to remove my turban," he wrote on


Singh said the bouncer had approached him saying that he needed to remove my turban, the report said.

"I explained that a turban isn't just headgear, but part of my religion and that it protected my hair - and that I was allowed to wear a turban in public," he said.

"The bouncer ignored this and said I needed to take it off. I refused and was subsequently dragged away from my friends," he added.

"The fact that I was being removed because of my religious views really upset me. My ancestors have fought for the previously," reported.

"Furthermore, me and my parents were born in Britain and all uphold British values.

"The worst part of it was the fact he compared my turban to wearing a pair of trainers," Singh, a at Nottingham Trent University, added.

The management, however, has apologised and said the staff involved faced suspension pending an investigation.

In a statement to the for Mansfield, Sonya Ward, Late Bar said that it was not their policy.

"Good morning, this is absolutely NOT our policy. We are investigating this incident and the security member in question has been suspended," Ward shared the statement on

In February, an Indian environmental activist's turban was ripped by a white man shouting "Muslim go back" during a racist attack outside the

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First Published: Sun, March 11 2018. 12:05 IST
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