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HC seeks Centre's response on plea on kripan, kara

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The High Court on Tuesday asked the Centre, the government and Police to file a reply on a plea seeking directions to allow Sikhs to carry a 'kripan' (small dagger) and wear a 'kara' (bracelet) in public places.

A bench of and Justice was hearing a public interest litigation filed by the Delhi Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC).

The DSGMC has sought direction to the authorities to treat the rights of Sikhs to carry kripan as part of their

The court was told that an 18-year-old was denied entry into the on this year because he had a kripan.

The plea also sought directions to sensitize the police and security agencies about the religious rights granted under the Constitution to Sikhs.

The court has listed the matter for further hearing on March 27.



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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 19:30 IST