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Harsimrat Badal urges PM to take up turban issue with French president

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

today urged to take up with French the issue of community members in being asked to remove their turbans for all official identification.

The for processing said she had written to the in this regard.

said she had "received repeated requests from the Community settled in as well as the Counseil Representatif des Sikhs de that a law which required removal of turbans while being photographed for passport, ID card, health card, transport card, driving licence or any other identification issued by the was causing them severe humiliation".

Stating that the law was in a violation of tenets, Harsimrat Kaur, who is also the MP from Bathinda, said the Sikh community was confident that this issue could be addressed under the leadership of Modi.

She said this was very important because nowhere else in the world Sikhs were subjected to this kind of discrimination.

Asserting that the was an integral part of the Sikh identity, Badal, in a statement here today, said there was a need to sensitise the about the Sikh culture.

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First Published: Sun, March 11 2018. 00:20 IST