Sikhnet

CommunitySikhismGurbaniDownloadsYouthShopping
HELP | DONATE
Community
  Recent News

Vaisakhi Fervor In Washington Gurdwara

Sikh: Race Was Factor In Arrest

U.N. Struggles Over How To Help Nations That Reject Aid

United Sikhs Relief Mission Collects Donated Items From Buddhist Maha Vihara For Transportation To Myanmar

Baba Santa Singh: A Small Memory Of A Departed Chief

Grooving With The Kids

Sikh Youth Group Donates Rm20,000

Struggle To Reach China Quake Survivors

Gurmat Camp Ii Held At Tagi Tagi Gurudwara Sahib In Fiji Islands

An Emmy Goes To "Sikhs In America" Documentary

Changing Expressions Of Punjabi Culture

'One Light' Shares The Message Of Guru Nanak With Students At Atlanta Film Festival

A Dream Comes True For 22 Couples

Turban Diktat Kicks Up Row In Punjab's Sikh School

Sikhs Shun San Francisco Airport Alleging Religious Profiling


You can add SikhNet news to your website or read it in your RSS news reader.

Receive SikhNet News Daily by Email




Search SikhNet News Archive


PM urged to take up Denmark-based Sikh student's case

05/17/2005

Comments Email this Article
    Source: Tribune India

    A socio-academic and cultural organisation here has urged the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take up the case of Ripudaman Singh, a Sikh student in Denmark, who has been declared guilty of carrying a six-inch kirpan by a local court there.

    Dr Charan Kamal Singh, chief secretary, Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle, in a letter to the Prime Minister and to the Chairman of the National Commission for Minorities, Mr Tarlochan Singh, said such incidents against those from minority communities had become a regular feature in various countries.

    "There is a need to take a holistic view of the matter and undertake an exercise wherein ambassadors of various countries, whose embassies are situated in India, can discuss such issues," Dr Kamal Singh said.

    Ripudaman Singh, a Sikh student, pursuing higher studies in Denmark, has reportedly filed a petition seeking the permission of a city court of Copenhagen to file an appeal in the higher court against the judgement which had declared him guilty and fined him for carrying a six-inch kirpan in the second week of this month.

    A baptised Sikh, he had been moving about in Denmark to educate people about Sikhism. He reportedly himself declared his kirpan to the security at the US Embassy in Copenhagen a year ago.

    Expressing concern over the rising number of discriminatory incidents in various countries against people from minority communities, the Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle emphasised on the need to take quick action in the direction.

    "His case is unique as it was not the police that caught him for possessing the kirpan, he had himself declared it before the security a year ago," Mr Kamal Singh said.

    Reports state that Ripudaman was assured by the security that his kirpan would be returned. However, the security called the police which, in turn, charged him with carrying a dagger exceeding the length of 7 cm. Ripudaman Singh contested is case in court but lost.

    Urging the PM to help Ripudaman, the said that premier Sikh institutions like the Shromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (DSGPC) and leading NGOs, along with representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, be involved so as to ensure a action.

    http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/BHAUR_DENMARK.jpg

Note: Comments do not represent the views of SikhNet. Comments containing
profanity, provocation or slandar will be removed by the moderators.





Search SikhNet News Archive

Email the News Editor Add SikhNet news to your website

Click here to support SikhNet
Become a SikhNet Supporter
Make a one time contribution or sign up as a monthly SikhNet donor.

History - Donation - Privacy - Help - Registration - Search


Copyright 2007 SikhNet
Phone: 505-753-3117 - Email SikhNet Support