The French President is the Chief guest of this year’s Republic day parade and was seen touring sites in Chandigarh. The French government has banned the Turban in public buildings despite repeated UN violations. There have been several campaigns to persuade the government to overturn the ban.

A Sikh expressed his frustration with the following statement over the turban ban.

“As a Sikh, I support the right of Charlie Hebdo to publish satirical cartoons about religion. At the same time, it troubles me that I would be prohibited from attending a public school, working as a public servant or obtaining an identification card in France because of my turban — an expression of my faith. The same would be true if I were a Jewish man wearing a yarmulke or a Muslim woman wearing a headscarf.” – Rajdeep Singh

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