Sify.com is reporting on a story that is all too familiar for members of the Sikh community in North America: a Sikh youth fabricating his abduction or attack in an effort to explain why his hair has been cut.
This time, the incident involves Sukhwinder Singh, who said that he was kidnapped on June 11, and had his hair cut by his kidnappers.
A police official, however, noted that Singh "left the house on his own will and went to Jalandhar where he got haircut from a barber shop." In other words, "Singh actually wanted to have a haircut against the wishes of his parents."
Apparently this is not a problem that is confined to Sikhs in North America; Sikh youth even in India are having trouble communicating with their parents and coping with their religious identity.
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