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Monday, October 31, 2005

Sikh Student Claims Ejection from Train was Because of Religious Symbol

Balpreet Singh, a Sikh law student, claims his religious rights were violated when he was ejected from a train in Toronto, Canada. Singh alleges that he was removed from the train because he was wearing a kirpan, or ceremonial daggar worn by Sikhs.

The case may be brought before the Ontario Human Rights Commission, and Navdeep Bains, a member of Parliament who is also a Sikh, "said he is looking into the incident."

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