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|Summary of Question:||When someone says they will take off my turban|
|Date Posted:||Thursday, 7/08/1999 4:29 PM MDT|
It is definitely inappropriate for your friends to consider your turban as a hat or as some token religious "thing" that you do. You were justified in reprimanding him and fortunate that he understands. However, firmly and gracefully explaining the significance of your turban is sufficient. If someone is physically trying to remove your turban then you are justified in defending yourself and doing everything in your capacity to prevent them from removing it.
There's no reason to discontinue your friendship with this person as long as he maintains mutual respect for you and the situation.
Mangala Sadhu Sangeet Singh