On September 26, 2005 Sify reported, "Punjabi film producer-director Mangal Dhillon has plans to screen his 55-minute documentary The Inseparables—A Sikh and his Turban before the judge of the French court where the turban case will be heard. A sensitive theme, like the relation of a Sikh with his turban and the impact of the French government's decision to ban the use of head gears, has been deftly handled in the documentary from the historical and religious perspective. Made in Punjabi and English with sub-titles in French, it contains statements of some Sikh scholars and covers most of the prominent historical and religious aspects of Sikh history relating to the turban and Sikh identity, concluding on the Sikh martyrs buried in France, who sacrificed their lives during the world wars. The film, which was screened for select audience in Chandigarh on Sunday, aims at finding a permanent solution to different kinds of controversies taking place in various parts of the world, which are associated with the turban."
This article cross-posted at the Pluralism Project's International Religious Diversity News. There, you can read more about the Ban of Religious Symbols in French Public Schools and the Sikh protest of that ban, as well as more articles on the broader topic of Controversy Over the Turban.
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