A Sikh schoolgirl who was excluded from lessons when she refused to remove a religious bracelet should not have been told to take it off because it is a symbol of faith and not a piece of jewellery, the High Court heard.
Lawyers acting for Sarika Watkins-Singh, 14, referred the judge to a photograph of Monty Panesar, the first Sikh cricketer to play for England, wearing a similar plain steel bangle, known as a Kara. Sarika claims she was was the victim of unlawful discrimination. Helen Mountfield, for Sarika, told the court: “there is no string of authority to say that school uniform rules may trump religious dress codes”
From the Telegraph. Interesting! I thought banning her wearing the Kara was silly anyway. It is a key tenet to Sikhism.
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