More Sikhs to join US Army after new rule allowing turbans, beards for servicemen - News Summed Up

More Sikhs to join US Army after new rule allowing turbans, beards for servicemen


Sikhs in America are now planning to join the US Army in large numbers after it issued a new regulation on religious liberty to accommodate people who sport turbans and beards for religious reasons. In a significant move to enable all religious minorities in America, including the Sikhs, the US Army last week issued new regulations on religious liberty to accommodate people who wear beards, turbans or hijabs. “This is a historic day for Sikhs in the US,” said Rajwant Singh secretary of the Guru Gobind Singh Foundation, which organised an event to celebrate the US Army announcement in this regard. Sikhs are now planning to join the US Army in large numbers, he said. Joining the celebration, Dilpreet Kaur Sidhu, an official from the National Security Council at the White House, said, there is lot of work to be done.


Source: Hindustan Times January 12, 2017 07:59 UTC


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