A 14-year-old girl has been excluded from a school in south Wales for wearing a Sikh bangle, or Kara
Sarika Singh refused to take off the religious symbol because it is "a constant reminder to do good".
Aberdare Girls School said it has temporarily excluded a pupil for refusing to accept a governors' ruling.
Sarika's mother Sinita said she would challenge the decision. The uniform policy does not allow pupils to wear any kind of religious symbols.
Mrs Singh said she has the support of several local politicians and the Sikh Federation and is taking legal advice.
She said the teenager would remove the bangle for gym classes, or wood and metalwork, for safety reasons.
Mrs Singh said: "It's not jewellery, it's part of our faith and symbol of our belief."
She said they had a meeting with the school and argued the case with the board of governors, but they refused to allow her to wear it. [Link]
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