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  • n. Plural form of kirpan.


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  • The comments by Sir Mota Singh QC, come after a number of cases of Sikhs being banned from wearing the daggers - known as kirpans - and other religious artefacts in schools or workplaces.

    The Guardian World News

  • LONDON: Sikhs should be allowed to wear 'kirpans' to school and other public places in the country in accordance with their religious beliefs, believes Sir Mota Singh, Britain's first Asian judge to be knighted.

    PunjabNewsline News

  • September 2nd, 2009 CHANDIGARH - Sikh clergy Wednesday welcomed the decision of the California state legislature in the US that passed a bill to train security personnel about Sikhs and the religious importance of 'kirpans'.

    Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7

  • The vote came a month after four Sikh men who were invited to testify before lawmakers were barred from entering the building because they were carrying kirpans.

    Quebec Bans Sikh Daggers From Capitol

  • Representatives of the Sikh Federation UK refused to enter the European Union Parliament in Brussels, Belgium in 2006 when asked to first remove their kirpans.

    Dr. Tarunjit Singh Butalia: The Sikh Kirpan: Balancing Religious Freedom With Security

  • The World Sikh Council-America Region said its members will not attend an interfaith gathering with Pope Benedict XVI when he visits Washington next month because the Secret Service won't allow their kirpans, or ceremonial daggers.

    RELIGION Blog |

  • If their kirpans aren't welcome, Sikhs will skip meeting with pope

    RELIGION Blog |

  • The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops asked the Secret Service to provide security for the papal visit, and the Secret Service wants no part of the Sikhs' ceremonial "kirpans."

    RELIGION Blog |

  • The entry "If their kirpans aren't welcome, Sikhs will skip meeting with pope"

    RELIGION Blog |

  • The argument that the wearing of kirpans should be prohibited because the kirpan is a symbol of violence and because it sends the message that using force is necessary to assert rights and resolve conflict must fail.

    Why Québéc Cannot and Should not Ban the Niqab : Law is Cool


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