Wednesday, April 30, 2014

California Court Refuses To Allow Sikh Juror To Wear Kirpan

In Yuba City, California, members of the Sikh community protested yesterday when officials refused to allow Gursant Singh to enter the Sutter County Courthouse to report for jury duty. Singh has been unable to convince authorities to allow him to wear his kirpan (a religious dagger with a 5 inch blade) in the courthouse.  CBS13 reports that court officials insist on enforcing their no-weapons policy to ban the traditional religious symbol. It is unclear whether Singh will be penalized for not appearing for jury duty.