The family of a Sikh girl excluded from school for wearing a religious bangle have asked the prime minister to intervene in the matter.
Sarika Singh, 14, and her family delivered a petition to No 10 Downing Street signed by Sikh organisations.
The teenager has been excluded from Aberdare Girls' School since November 2007 for wearing a Kara bangle.
A High Court case in London next week, challenging the school's decision, is expected to take three days.
The petition was signed by 150 Gurdwaras, Sikh meeting places, and other Sikh organisations as well as more than 70 non-Sikh bodies, including civil liberty and anti-racist groups and trade unions.
Speaking in London, Sarika's mother, Sinita Singh, said her daughter's education had been badly affected by the exclusion. [Link]
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