Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Charges Against Sikh Teen For Wearing Kirpan Dropped
Last week, a New York state trial court judge in Queens dropped criminal charges against a 17-year old Sikh high school student who had been arrested for wearing his kirpan (ceremonial dagger). According to Sikh24, Virender Singh was arrested and charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the 4th degree while he was walking to a Gurdwara to offer evening prayers. However at his hearing, prosecutors conceded that charges should be dropped.