Sikh community leaders were unhappy at the New Zealand police for using a Samoan man dressed as Sikh for recruitment purposes. The community leaders told the press the video featured a non-Sikh whose turban was incorrectly tied and it violated tradition.
The video shot in a Hollywood style and featured humor didn’t go too humorous with the Sikhs. Community leader Rajinder Singh says it violates tradition and it looks a bit funny and not right.
Singh told the press that he appreciated the inclusion of Sikhs and other minorities in the video but should have used a real Sikh man. According to reports, about 25 Sikhs are in the New Zealand police.
The police officials responded by saying they respect the Sikh community and there was no intention to disrespect the community.