Close X
Thursday, June 27, 2019
ADVT 
India

Sikh Lawyer Amritpal Singh Khalsa Tells Top Court He Was Denied Entry For Carrying Kirpan

Darpan News Desk IANS, 09 Feb, 2019
  • Sikh Lawyer Amritpal Singh Khalsa Tells Top Court He Was Denied Entry For Carrying Kirpan

The Supreme Court today assured a Mumbai-based Sikh lawyer that it would look into his complaint against security officers who denied him entry into the court premises with kirpan.


The lawyer said the Constitution guarantees him the freedom of practising the religion and he has been "humiliated, insulted, tortured" every time he visited the top court as the security officers did not allow a kirpan inside.


"We will certainly look into it," a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi told lawyer Amritpal Singh Khalsa, who mentioned his complaint for redressal.


The lawyer sought directions to the security department to ensure that young Sikh lawyers like him are not "humiliated and insulted" and are allowed to wear and carry kirpan in court premises.


In his complaint, Mr Khalsa said the security guards denied him entry saying the kirpan's length was more than what was permitted, though there is no restriction on its size under the law.


"Every time I enter the apex court I am humiliated, made to feel as I am an untouchable. I am denied entry to court premises just because I carry a kirpan for which the security denies entry citing its length to be more than six inches," Mr Khalsa said.

MORE India ARTICLES

2-Year-Old's Head Was Stuck Between Pillars. Welding Machine Saved Her

2-Year-Old's Head Was Stuck Between Pillars. Welding Machine Saved Her

 

They alerted the railway police, who used a welding machine to cut the pillars without harming the girl and gently eased the child out.

 

2-Year-Old's Head Was Stuck Between Pillars. Welding Machine Saved Her

Delhi Man Stabbed To Death In Front Of Wife By 'Drunk' Friends: Cops

Delhi Man Stabbed To Death In Front Of Wife By 'Drunk' Friends: Cops

The officials of Nangloi police station were alerted at 3.28 am about the incident, a senior police officer said.

 

Delhi Man Stabbed To Death In Front Of Wife By 'Drunk' Friends: Cops

Girl, 5, Allegedly Burned With Candle By Mother, Aunt In Thane

Girl, 5, Allegedly Burned With Candle By Mother, Aunt In Thane

The girl's mother and her paternal aunt were apparently angry with her for playing inside the house and misbehaving, a senior police officer said.

 

Girl, 5, Allegedly Burned With Candle By Mother, Aunt In Thane

Nurse Throws Acid At Doctor In Tirupati Over Personal Enmity: Police

Nurse Throws Acid At Doctor In Tirupati Over Personal Enmity: Police

The nurse had allegedly developed personal enmity towards the doctor after they parted ways from a hospital where they worked together earlier, the police said.

 

Nurse Throws Acid At Doctor In Tirupati Over Personal Enmity: Police

Fortunate That My Name Didn't Come Out In #MeToo: Shatrughan Sinha

Fortunate That My Name Didn't Come Out In #MeToo: Shatrughan Sinha

Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha says behind the troubles and infamy of successful men, there have been mostly women seen in this movement.

Fortunate That My Name Didn't Come Out In #MeToo: Shatrughan Sinha

Punjab Women's Panel Chief Manisha Gulati's Car Attacked On Highway; Road Rage, Say Cops

Punjab Women's Panel Chief Manisha Gulati's Car Attacked On Highway; Road Rage, Say Cops

"Suddenly, two cars tried to overtake our vehicle. I asked my son to let them go ahead. But the two cars kept following us between Sonipat and Panipat," she said.

Punjab Women's Panel Chief Manisha Gulati's Car Attacked On Highway; Road Rage, Say Cops