Delhi High court seeks for Centre’s response on Kripan and Kara - TNBCLive

On Tuesday, Delhi High Court has asked the Centre, the government of Delhi and Delhi Police to file a response on a plea seeking directions to allow Sikhs community to carry a ‘Kripan’ (small dragger) and wear ‘Kara’ (bracelet) in public places as tradition.

A justice-bench led by Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V. Kameswar Rao was hearing a public interest suit, which was filed by DSGMC (Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee).

The DSGMC has sought directions to the authorities to treat the Sikhs rights, which is to every time carry Kripan and wear kara as a part of their identity.

Delhi High Court was reported that an 18-years-old Sikh was restricted to entry into the Red Fort on August 15, Independence Day this year as he was carrying a kripan.

The plea further sought directions to sensitize the security agencies and police about the religious rights of Sikhs, which is granted under the ‘Constitution of Sikhs’.

Delhi High Court has listed the case for further hearing on March 27, 2019.

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