According to a Sikh newspaper, "Ripudaman Singh, a Sikh youth resident of Denmark  declared his kirpan to the security at the US embassy in Copenhagen a year ago, along with the assurance that he would get his kirpan back. But to his surprise the security called the police and he was then charged for carrying a 'dagger' with the length exceeding 7cms as permitted by Danish law."
Singh's lawyer is arguing, in part, that the carrying of the kirpan should be protected by Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights on freedom of religion. The kirpan, a ceremonial daggar, is one of the five articles of faith in the Sikh religion and baptized Sikhs are to carry a kirpan on their person at all times.
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